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Question why gastrograffin study and not barium in esophageal perforation?

What are dif between those two..and why one cannot use barium but can use gastrograffin to evaluate esophagus in perforated esophagus?
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I think this is also the same contraindication when, after ERCP, you need to rule out perforation of the retroperitoneal portion of the duodenum.
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barium when reacted with water can be corrosive----so avoided in any perforation cases( esophageal perforation ,diverticulitis-may perforate easily)

gastrograffin is used instead which is safer to use in this cases..(but barium studies will be useful than gastrograffin in other than perforated cases)..

hope this helps...thanks
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