Pseudosarcoma of the esophagus: barium swallow and CT findings.


Journal Article

Two new patients with pseudosarcoma of the esophagus are presented with the first report of the findings on computerized tomography (CT). The radiographic appearance in the two patients, with 24 previously reported, is reviewed. Barium esophagograms typically demonstrate a large, elongated polypoid mass in the middle or lower third of the esophagus that distends the lumen at the level of the lesion, but does not produce marked obstruction. There are no specific CT characteristics which differentiate pseudosarcoma from squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Halvorsen, RA; Foster, WL; Williford, ME; Roberts, L; Postlethwait, RW; Thompson, WM

Published Date

  • December 1, 1983

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 34 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 278 - 281

PubMed ID

  • 6668286

Pubmed Central ID

  • 6668286

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0008-2902


  • eng