Carcinoma of esophagus: radiologic diagnosis and staging


Kumbasar B.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY, vol.42, no.3, pp.170-180, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0720-048x(02)00030-x
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.170-180

Abstract

Esophageal carcinoma is an uncommon malignancy accounting for approximately 7% of gastrointestinal tract cancers and 1% of all cancers. Esophageal cancer stilt remains one of the most lethal of all cancers. Since a multimodality approach is presently used to treat esophageal cancer, early radiologic diagnosis and accurate tumor staging are essential to direct therapy toward cure or palliation. This article presents a review of radiologic diagnosis and staging of esophageal cancer. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.