Bariium swallow x-ray showing weakness in muscle

Bariium swallow x-ray showing weakness in muscle

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Caption: False-colour barium swallow X-ray revealing a pouch (semi-circular white mass) caused by a weakness in the muscle around the oesophagus. Barium swallow radiographs are used in the diagnosis of motility disorders that affect the oesophagus. The passage of a bolus of barium sulphate (barium meal) down the oesophagus & the swallowing reflex which propels it are identical to the mechanisms relating to a mouthful of food. blue tint

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Keywords: barium meal, barium meal x-ray, barium swallow x-ray, condition, disease, disorder, esophagus, healthcare, medical, medicine, muscle abnormality, oesophagus, x-ray, xray

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