The radiographic evaluation of the patient with esophageal carcinoma.

  title={The radiographic evaluation of the patient with esophageal carcinoma.},
  author={Peter B O'donovan},
  journal={Chest surgery clinics of North America},
  volume={4 2},
Barium swallow and endoscopy are complementary procedures in the detection of early esophageal carcinoma. CT is useful in the detection of distant metastases, and mediastinal invasion of key structures such as airway, aorta, and pericardium, but does not reliably differentiate T2 from T3 lesions or define subtle upper abdominal adenopathy. The disparity in reported results from different series published over the last 12 years can be accredited to two causes. First is the lack of uniformity in… CONTINUE READING
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