CT features of esophageal emergencies.

  title={CT features of esophageal emergencies.},
  author={Catherine A. Young and Christine O. Menias and Sanjeev Bhalla and Srinivasa K. R. Prasad},
  journal={Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc},
  volume={28 6},
Esophageal emergencies-primarily, perforation and conditions with the potential to progress to perforation-result in significant morbidity and mortality if they are not recognized and treated promptly. The spectrum of esophageal emergencies includes esophagitis, foreign body impaction, and traumatic esophageal injury. Because there is considerable variability in the clinical manifestations of emergent esophageal conditions, computed tomography (CT) may play both primary and complementary roles… CONTINUE READING
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