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Diseases of the Esophagus and Stomach

  • Marc S. Levine
  • Ahmed Ba-Ssalamah

Abstract

The esophagus and stomach are susceptible to a wide spectrum of diseases, including benign and malignant tumors, inflammatory diseases, and other conditions. For the diagnosis of this large variety of disorders, multimodality imaging is required. Barium studies, particularly double-contrast studies, continue to have a major role in the diagnostic work-up of inflammatory diseases and in post-operative follow-up, whereas cross-sectional imaging studies, particularly multidetector computed tomography CT (MDCT), is used in the pre-operative staging of oncological disorders. In this chapter, we review the most frequent diseases and describe the use of different imaging modalities for their diagnostic work-up.

Keywords

Barium Study Gastric Lymphoma Gastric Malt Lymphoma Pylorus Gastritis Erosive Gastritis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marc S. Levine
    • 1
  • Ahmed Ba-Ssalamah
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyPenn Radiology at the Hospital of the University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Radiology, Medical University of ViennaGeneral Hospital of ViennaWienAustria

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