Esophageal and Gastric Tumors: Where the Clinician Requires Imaging

  • Ioannis K. DanielidesEmail author
  • Antonis N. Nikolopoulos


There are two different histological types of esophageal carcinoma (squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma) with different characteristics such as location (primarily upper esophagus for SCC and lower for adenocarcinoma) and risk factors (alcohol and smoking for SCC vs. gastroesophageal reflux and Barrett’s esophagus for adenocarcinoma) [1]. As adenocarcinoma is the commonest, discussion is referring mainly to this particular histological type [2].


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ioannis K. Danielides
    • 1
    Email author
  • Antonis N. Nikolopoulos
    • 1
  1. 1.Gastroenterology DepartmentHygeia HospitalAthensGreece

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