Early radiographic manifestations of carcinoma of the esophagus

Academic Article


  • The survival of patients with esophageal carcinoma is greatest if treatment is begun when the tumor is small and confined to the esophagus. To better define the early radiographic manifestations of this disease, we analyzed the clinical and pathological information and the radiographs from 9 patients with esophageal carcinomas 3.5 cm or less in diameter. All tumors involved one wall of the esophagus and most appeared as plaques or flat sessile polyps, occasionally with central ulceration. Air contrast views of the distended esophagus demonstrated the tumors to best advantage and should facilitate early detection.
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  • Radiology  Journal
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    Author List

  • Koehler RE; Moss AA; Margulis AR
  • Start Page

  • 1
  • End Page

  • 5
  • Volume

  • 119
  • Issue

  • 1