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Revista Cubana de Medicina

versão impressa ISSN 0034-7523versão On-line ISSN 1561-302X

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RODRIGUEZ ALLENDE, Miguel A.. Importance of digital radiology in the diagnosis of diseases causing dysphagia. Rev cubana med [online]. 2004, vol.43, n.2-3. ISSN 0034-7523.

A prospective work was done to stress the value of digital radiology in the diagnosis of affections causing dysphagia. 168 patients that were applied this technique were screened and the results were compared with those obtained by using the conventional technique. It was observed that the results of the double contrast study in the diagnosis of affections of the small intestine were positive in 89.5 % and negative in 10.5 %. In all cases, the diagnosis was confirmed by other techniques.The following results were attained: sensitivity - 100 %, specificity - 97 % and positive predictive values - 98.7 %. The advantages and characteristics of the technique were exposed and a description of it was made.

Palavras-chave : Dysphagia; digital radiology.

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