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Demonstration of the anatomy of the esophageal artery using multidetector-row helical computed tomography.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21084913     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To assess the ability of multidetector-row helical computed tomography to depict the esophageal artery.
METHODS: Patients with esophageal cancer (n = 88) underwent multidetector-row helical computed tomography. Degree of visualization, branching level, angle, and length of the esophageal artery were investigated.
RESULTS: In 79 (89.8%) of 88 patients, a total of 146 esophageal arteries were delineated from the origin to the insertion into the esophagus. Of the 146 arteries, 112 (76.7%) originated from the descending aorta and 34 (23.3%) from the right intercostal artery. Of the 112 aorta-originated arteries, 110 (98.2%) originated at a level between T6 and T11 from the left side of the descending aorta to go into the left wall of the esophagus. Of the 34 intercostal-originated arteries, 27 (79.4%) originated from right intercostal arteries between T5 and T7 to go into the esophagus.
CONCLUSIONS: Multi-detector-row helical computed tomography depicted the esophageal artery in a high percentage of the patients.
Takumi Kato; Kei Takase; Hirofumi Ichikawa; Susumu Satomi; Shoki Takahashi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of computer assisted tomography     Volume:  34     ISSN:  1532-3145     ISO Abbreviation:  J Comput Assist Tomogr     Publication Date:    2010 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-18     Completed Date:  2011-01-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7703942     Medline TA:  J Comput Assist Tomogr     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  939-44     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Advanced Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Tohoku University, Miyagi, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Contrast Media / diagnostic use
Esophageal Neoplasms / radiography*
Esophagus / blood supply*,  radiography*
Iopamidol / diagnostic use
Middle Aged
Retrospective Studies
Tomography, Spiral Computed*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Contrast Media; 62883-00-5/Iopamidol

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