[The value of computed tomography for the staging of esophageal carcinoma].


64 patients were operated on for carcinoma of the oesophagus during a five-year period (1/83 to 1/88) at the Department of Surgery of the University of Cologne; 95.3% of these suffered from squamous cell carcinoma. A preoperative CT of the thorax was performed in 38 patients, 13 of whom underwent abdominothoracic surgery and 25 blunt oesophagus dissections… (More)


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