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Postoperative radiologic evaluation of the esophagus

Meloni, Giovanni Battista and Feo, Claudio F. and Profili, Stefano and Meloni, Francesco and Dessanti, Antonio and Cossu, Maria Laura and Grassi, Roberto and Canalis, Giulio C. (2005) Postoperative radiologic evaluation of the esophagus. European Journal of Radiology, Vol. 53 (3), p. 331-340. eISSN 1872-7727. Article.

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DOI: 10.1016/j.ejrad.2004.12.008

Abstract

A wide range of surgical procedures are performed for either benign and malignant esophageal lesions, that may be classified as demolitive or conservative interventions. The former is characterized by resection and replacement of the esophagus with another organ, whereas conservative surgery is obtained preserving esophageal function without resection. Knowledge of surgical techniques and major complications is extremely important for a correctly performed radiographic study and a proper interpretation of the imaging findings. Functional evaluation of the operated alimentary tract and early detection of postoperative complications are essential for a successful recovery of esophageal surgery patients.
We provide a brief overview of the main esophageal surgical procedures, reporting our experience on postoperative imaging of 104 patients submitted to surgery for either benign or malignant esophageal disease during a 6-year period.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:7619
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:Esophagus, disease, esophagus, surgery, postoperative esophagus, radiologic study, esophagus, surgery, CT
Subjects:Area 06 - Scienze mediche > MED/36 Diagnostica per immagini e radioterapia
Area 06 - Scienze mediche > MED/18 Chirurgia generale
Divisions:001 Università di Sassari > 03 Istituti > Clinica chirurgica generale e terapia chirurgica
001 Università di Sassari > 01 Dipartimenti > Medicina clinica, sperimentale e oncologica
001 Università di Sassari > 01 Dipartimenti > Chirurgia, microchirurgia e specialità medico-chirurgiche
Publisher:Elsevier
eISSN:1872-7727
Deposited On:24 May 2012 13:48

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