Uses of barium meal examination in dyspeptic patients under 50.Br Med J 1977; 1 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.1.6074.1460 (Published 04 June 1977) Cite this as: Br Med J 1977;1:1460
- G M Mead,
- A Morris,
- G K Webster,
- M J Langman
No abnormality was found in 76 of 100 dyspeptic out-patients under the age of 50 who underwent barium meal examination, while various non-malignant lesions were found in the remaining 24. Only 10% of those under 30, and 10% of those with symptoms for less than a year proved to have any abnormality. Because of the radiographic results treatment was altered in only 11 patients, and most of these changes were small.