CT evaluation of thickened esophageal walls.

  title={CT evaluation of thickened esophageal walls.},
  author={James W Reinig and John H. Stanley and Stephen I. Schabel},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  volume={140 5},
A study of 200 consecutive chest computed tomographic (CT) examinations revealed thickened esophageal walls (over 3 mm) in 35%. While this is the earliest finding of carcinoma of the esophagus on CT, only half of the cases of thickened walls were due to esophageal carcinoma. Other mediastinal malignancies as well as benign inflammatory, vascular, and fibrotic conditions such as reflux and monilial esophagitis, esophageal varices, and postirradiation scarring were found to cause thickened… CONTINUE READING