Dr. Karan Agarbattiwala, Dr. Nirali Chauhan
Abstract: INTRODUCTION: Dysphagia is defined as having difficulty in swallowing which may affect any part of the swallowing pathway from the mouth to the stomach. An accurate diagnosis of the cause is based on a detailed history, clinical examination, which includes indirect laryngoscopy and/ or flexible nasolaryngoscopy, and special investigations. AIM: To study the findings of barium swallow and diagnostic endoscopy in patients of dysphagia MATERIAL AND METHODS: Data for the study will be collected from the patients attending the ENT OPD and undergoing Diagnostic evaluation (Barium Swallow and Endoscopy) at Dhiraj Hospital. Sample size: 50 patients Study Design: Cross sectional observational Study RESULTS: 50 patients of dysphagia were selected. Barium swallow and Endoscopy has been done as a diagnostic evaluation. Both this approach used to evaluate dysphagia. Both tools used to diagnosed were quite good enough to diagnose.Most common diagnosis was Squamous cell carcinoma of oesophagus. Highly correlation has been seen between Barium swallow findings and esophagoscope findings. CONCLUSION: Esophageal carcinoma effectively diagnosed by both Barium swallow and Endoscopy. Highly correlation is seen between findings of Barium swallow and Endoscopy.
Keywords: Dysphagia, Barium swallow, Oesophagoscopy, Carcinoma