Upper oesophageal cancer

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


Upper dysphagia

Patient Data

Age: 65
Gender: Male

Barium swallow

Marked narrowing of the cervical oesophageal lumen, which is displaced anteriorly and to the right. 


CT confirms the presence of an soft tissue mass posterior to the trachea, associated with the cervical oesophagus, lying just anterior to the C6-T2 vertebral bodies and results in oesophageal luminal narrowing. 

Case Discussion

The patient went onto endoscopic biopsy which confirmed squamous cell carcinoma of the oesophagus. 

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Case information

rID: 30035
Published: 14th Jul 2014
Last edited: 6th Sep 2015
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