Diagnosing conduit leak after esophagectomy for esophageal cancer by computed tomography leak protocol and standard esophagram: Is old school still the best?

Diana Palacio, Edith M. Marom, Arlene Correa, Sonia L. Betancourt-Cuellar, Wayne L. Hofstetter

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Abstract

The imaging modalities available to evaluate anastomotic leak complicating esophagectomy include CT-Esophageal Protocol (CTEP) and esophagram. The purpose of this study was to compare the performance of these two modalities, alone or in combination, with the final diagnosis of leak established by endoscopy, surgery and/or the clinical course and evaluate management implications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)23-29
Number of pages7
JournalClinical Imaging
Volume51
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • CT esophagram
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Esophageal leak
  • Esophagectomy
  • Esophagram

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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