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Esophagography and esophagoscopy. Comparison in the examination of patients with head and neck carcinoma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2378717     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We carried out a prospective, double-blind study at three institutions, comparing esophagography with esophagoscopy for the detection of simultaneous cancer of the esophagus in patients with other squamous cell cancers of the head and neck. The goal was to determine whether esophagography and esophagoscopy are necessary for the examination of patients before treatment. One hundred eighty-two patients were studied; both examinations were done in 148 patients. Twenty-one patients could not undergo esophagoscopy; esophagography was inadequate in 9 patients; 4 patients could have neither examination. Concordance was noted between the two procedures in 86.5% of patients. Sixty-five percent were normal, and 21.5% were abnormal. One esophageal cancer was found in this series that was diagnosed by both methods. Our data suggest that esophagoscopy and esophagography may be complementary in evaluating squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck in patients before treatment. Esophagography alone was useful in patients in whom esophagoscopy could not be performed.
M Nino-Murcia; M E Vincent; C Vaughan; W E Fee; R L Goode; A H Robbins; F F Zboralske
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Controlled Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery     Volume:  116     ISSN:  0886-4470     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Otolaryngol. Head Neck Surg.     Publication Date:  1990 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-09-11     Completed Date:  1990-09-11     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8603209     Medline TA:  Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  917-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Stanford University School of Medicine, CA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / diagnosis*,  radiography
Double-Blind Method
Esophageal Neoplasms / diagnosis*,  radiography
Esophagus / radiography
Head and Neck Neoplasms / diagnosis*,  radiography
Middle Aged
Neoplasms, Multiple Primary / diagnosis*,  radiography
Prospective Studies
Comment In:
Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1991 Jun;117(6):685   [PMID:  1878028 ]

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