According the company, Sincalide for injection is indicated in adults to:stimulate gallbladder contraction; stimulate pancreatic secretion in combination with secretin prior to obtaining a duodenal aspirate for analysis of enzyme activity, composition and cytology; as well as accelerate the transit of a barium meal
through the small bowel, thereby decreasing the time and extent of radiation associated with fluoroscopy and x-ray examination of the intestinal tract.
Gastroparesis was diagnosed if all the following conditions were present: (1) upper abdominal pain, early satiety, nausea, vomiting, anorexia, and other symptoms of indigestion; (2) no mechanical obstruction, peptic ulcer, erosive gastritis, esophagitis, tumor, or other organic diseases, as confirmed by endoscopy or upper gastrointestinal barium meal
X-ray; and (3) barium strip emptying test in the upper gastrointestinal tract revealed delayed gastric emptying.
For confirmation of location of needle barium meal
was given and it was found that it had penetrated the dorsal wall of oesophagus and was situated outside of oesophagus (Fig.
The patients were investigated by routine investigations like upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, ultrasonography of the abdomen, barium meal
and CT abdomen in selected cases.
You could also have a barium meal
in which you swallow liquid barium to show the stomach clearly on X-ray.
X-rays: PMSL performs simple x-rays and special x-rays, such as Barium Meal
, HSG, ECHO, simple ultrasound scanning, and ECG;
and follow through studies showed normal mucosal pattern.
People used to have a barium meal
and follow through, which is not efficient.
Radiographic Evaluation: The contrast radiographic study using barium meal
was conducted to find out gastric emptying time and any post-operative complication i.
Ultrasound abdomen, X-ray abdomen erect and supine and X-ray chest were conducted in all patients, while other investigations such as Barium meal
follow-through, Mantoux test and ESR were done where indicated.
Abdominal film can reveal the colonic obstruction, as well as CT scan and barium meal
examination which can also exclude some causes of colonic obstruction, such as tumors and stones.
She then had a barium meal
and follow through which clearly demonstrated a gastro-colic fistula.