Oesophageal cancer

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard


Increasing dysphagia of solids.

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Male

Barium swallow demonstrates a lobulated polypoid mass in the inferior oesophagus mostly filling the lumen, but not grossly impeding passage of liquid barium. 


CT demonstrates thickening of the wall of the gastro-oesophageal junction with a mass filling the lumen of the oesophagus. A number of low density lesions are also seen in the liver, likely to represent metastases.

Case Discussion

Features are those of an advanced distal oesophageal carcinoma. 

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Case information

rID: 19168
Published: 12th Aug 2012
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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