Preoperative Evaluation of Local Resectability of Esophageal Carcinoma by Computed Tomography

  • G. Ruf
  • G. F. Brobmann
  • G. Grosser
  • B. Wimmer
Conference paper


Since carcinoma of the esophagus originates in the mucosa, diagnostic procedures that directly image the mucosa such as endoscopy and barium esophagograms are useful as screening procedures. These examinations are limited in their ability to detect submucosal or extraesophageal disease. CT is suited for evaluation of sagittal and vertical spread of the carcinoma because of its cross-sectional imaging ability.


Esophageal Carcinoma Preoperative Staging Local Resectability Vertical Extent Tracheobronchial Tree 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Ruf
    • 1
  • G. F. Brobmann
    • 1
  • G. Grosser
    • 2
  • B. Wimmer
    • 2
  1. 1.Departments of General SurgeryUniversity of FreiburgFreiburgFederal Republic of Germany
  2. 2.Diagnostic RadiologyUniversity of FreiburgFreiburgFederal Republic of Germany

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