Barium aspiration

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad


Chest pain and dysphagia.

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Male

Marked stricture is present at proximal of cervical esophagus causing barium stasis and aspiration, coating the upper trachea.

Case Discussion

Barium aspiration occurs occasionally during upper GI fluoroscopic studies using barium sulfate contrast, and is one of the essentials to look for during barium swallow examinations, which can lead to secondary pneumonia and subsequently respiratory distress.

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Case information

rID: 89637
Published: 21st May 2021
Last edited: 21st May 2021
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Tabesh medical imaging center

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