Gastrointestinal Radiology

, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp 229–237 | Cite as

Radiologic manifestations of iatrogenic changes of the esophagus

  • Leonid Calenoff
  • Lee F. Rogers


The review of the roentgen manifestations of iatrogenic changes in the esophagus permits their grouping into two major categories of intentional and nonintentional alterations. In the first group, iatrogenic changes are encountered following reconstructive or other types of surgery, radiotherapy, and their respective complications. Nonintentional changes of the esophagus include injuries induced during diagnostic procedures, life-saving measures, and drug therapy. The knowledge of the spectra of possible iatrogenic alterations is important for accurate radiologic evaluation of the patients and the recognition of complications.

Key words

Esophagus, iatrogenic lesions Esophagus, surgical procedures Esophagus, endoscopy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Leonid Calenoff
    • 1
  • Lee F. Rogers
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyMcGaw Medical Center of Northwestern UniversityChicagoUSA

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