Pitfalls and Pearls in Esophageal Carcinoma

Sonia L. Betancourt-Cuellar, Diana P. Palacio, Marcelo F.Kuperman Benveniste, Yasmeen Mawlawi, Jeremy J. Erasmus

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Abstract

The management of patients with esophageal carcinoma (EC) requires accurate clinical staging and post-therapeutic evaluation. Currently, esophagogastroduodenoscopy/endoscopic ultrasound (EGD/EUS), endoscopic ultrasound-fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA), computed tomography (CT), 18F- fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (FDG-PET/CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging are used for the initial clinical staging, evaluation of therapeutic response and follow-up in patients with EC. However, there are limitations and pitfalls that are commonly encountered when imaging these patients that can limit accurate assessment. Knowledge of the limitations and pitfalls associated with the use of these different imaging modalities is essential in avoiding misinterpretation and guaranteeing the appropriate management for patient with EC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)535-541
Number of pages7
JournalSeminars in Ultrasound, CT and MRI
Volume42
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2021
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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