Esophageal Obstruction Evaluation
An evaluation of an esophageal stricture begins with a medical history and physical examination.
The physical exam is normal in someone with an esophageal stricture.
The diagnosis of esophageal stricture is confirmed through testing.
Tests that may be used to evaluate esophageal stricture include:
- Barium swallow
- Chest x-ray
- Esophageal manometry:
- Measuring the pressure inside the esophagus
- Upper GI endoscopy
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