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X-ray report showed hernia where endoscopy could not find. Any idea?

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Dr. Sudhir

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Posted on Thu, 17 Jan 2013 in X-ray, Lab tests and Scans
Question: Had an endoscopy and said didn't notice a hernia, but a few days later barium X-ray showed one, can an endoscopy miss it? I have symtoms of one?
Answered by Dr. Sudhir 2 hours later

Yes, both investigations can sometimes miss the hernia, particular early small hernias.This generally happens if the herniated part is in normal position during investigation.If it's documented in one investigation, you should go by it.

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