The Eurasian Journal of Medicine
Original Article
Compressive Sonoelastography Findings of Esophageal Carcinoma

Compressive Sonoelastography Findings of Esophageal Carcinoma

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Department of Thoracic Surgery, Erzurum Training and Research Hospital, Erzurum, Turkey; Department of Thoracic Surgery and Lung Transplantation, University of Health Sciences, Ankara City Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

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Department of Radiology, Erzurum Training and Research Hospital, Erzurum, Turkey; Department of Radiology, Koc University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey

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Department of Pathology, Erzurum Training and Research Hospital, Erzurum, Turkey

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Department of Radiology, Ataturk University School of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey

Eurasian J Med 2019; 51: 267-269
DOI: 10.5152/eurasianjmed.2019.18406
Read: 286 Downloads: 55 Published: 15 October 2019

Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the compressive sonoelastography findings of primary esophageal carcinoma.
 

Materials and Methods: Esophageal specimens of the patients with a tumor staged earlier than T2, with no lymphadenopathy or distant metastasis, who underwent surgery, were evaluated by compressive sonoelastography under ex vivo conditions immediately following surgical excision. The compressive sonoelastography findings of primary esophageal carcinoma were recorded. Compressive sonoelastography measurements were made according to the esophageal muscle because of lack of fat tissue.
 

Results: The mean elasticity score was 3±1 (range, 1-4), and the mean strain ratio was 1±0.9 (range, 0.3-2.9).
 

Conclusion: Primary esophageal carcinoma is stiff based on the elasticity score, and it demonstrated a mean strain ratio similar to the esophageal muscle.

 

Cite this article as: Subasi M, Durur-Karakaya A, Balta H, Karaman A. Compressive Sonoelastography Findings of Esophageal Carcinoma. Eurasian J Med 2019; 51(3): 267-9.

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