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Uses of barium meal examination in dyspeptic patients under 50.

Br Med J 1977; 1 doi: (Published 04 June 1977) Cite this as: Br Med J 1977;1:1460
  1. G M Mead,
  2. A Morris,
  3. G K Webster,
  4. 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.