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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Parminder Dhingra, M.D. [2] Mohammed Abdelwahed M.D[3]

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Barium studies may be diagnostic of stomach cancer. The sensitivity of barium meals may be 14%. False-negative barium studies can occur in 50 percent of cases. There are three types of early gastric cancer which include polypoid, ulcerated, and superficial.

Barium studies

Double contrast images from a barium meal study showing an advanced gastric malignancy involving the body of stomach, source: Case courtesy of Dr Ian Bickle, Radiopaedia.org, rID: 21214

References

  1. Dooley CP, Larson AW, Stace NH, Renner IG, Valenzuela JE, Eliasoph J; et al. (1984). "Double-contrast barium meal and upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. A comparative study". Ann Intern Med. 101 (4): 538–45. PMID 6383166.
  2. Longo WE, Zucker KA, Zdon MJ, Modlin IM (1989). "Detection of early gastric cancer in an aggressive endoscopy unit". Am Surg. 55 (2): 100–4. PMID 2916797.
  3. http://radiopaedia.org/articles/gastric-carcinoma



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