Radiological study of differential diagnosis in m3 an sm1 early esophageal carcinoma: Comparison with postoperative radiogram
Stomach and Intestine 33(7): 949-960
ISSN/ISBN: 0536-2180 Accession: 009293932
In the last four years, six cases of m3 carcinoma and two cases of sm1 carcinoma were detected in our center and treated by radical esophagectomy. By morphological study, eight cases were divided into two groups. 1) In four cases which had thickness or irregularity of esophageal mucosa we could diagnose the depth of invasion in m3 or sm1 by radiological study. 2) In the other four cases little which had thickness or irregularity of esophageal mucosa we misdiagnosed the carcinoma as shallow invasion. Briefly, the differential diagnosis in m3 and sm1 is difficult due to the small number of cases treated radiologically. We must accumulate data from cases in which we can compare the radiogram to the resected specimen with scientific exactitude.