Barium swallow aspiration

Case contributed by Dr M Sanal Kumar


H/O brain stem stroke. Barium swallow for assessment of swallowing and to rule out aspiration.

Patient Data

Age: 39
Gender: Male

Barium swallow study done to rule out aspiration and assess swallowing.

Lateral image shows pooling of contrast in the pharynx with aspiration of the barium contrast into the airway.

Chest AP film confirms aspiration which shows contrast inside the bronchial tree.

Study was immediately suspended.

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Case information

rID: 36916
Published: 17th May 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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