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1

Study of choice for evaluating:
persistent heartburn
dysphagia
odynophagia
Structural abnormalities detected on barium esophagography

Upper endoscopy (Esophagogastroduodenoscopy - EGD)

2

Study of choice to evalutate oropharyngeal dysphagia

video esophagraphy/ videofluoroscapy (rapid sequence)

3

Benefits of an EGD

direct visualization
allows biopsy of mucosal abnormalities and of normal appearing mucous
allows for dilation of strictures

4

Study of choice for esophageal dysphagia
is able to differentiate between mechanical lesions and motility disorders as well as ID rings, achalasia, proximal espophageal lesions

Barium esophagography

5

assesses esophageal motility
indicated in pt with dysphagia in which a mechanical obstruction cannot be found

esophageal manometry
dx achalasia

6

in what kind of situations would an esophageal ph monitor be used?

in evaluation of pt with atypical reflux symptoms or persistent symptoms despite therapy with proton pump inhibitors