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Findings With Unspecified Accuracy

Esophageal Perforation: Sensitivity and Specificity

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Findings With Unspecified Accuracy

Finding SensitivitySpecificity Comments, Study
Esophagram, Gastrografin Edit No accuracy specified.

A water-soluble contrast (such as gastrografin) should be used instead of barium in order to reduce midiastinal irritation. However, it is less sensitive than a barium esophagram

Study: no study specified.

Esophagram, Barium Edit No accuracy specified.

While more sensitive than a gastrografin esophagram, a barium esophagram is associated with barium associated mediastinits and periotnitis and is therefore generally avoided.

Study: no study specified.