Dysphagia pp 539-553 | Cite as

Intervention on the Esophagus

  • Jason D. Conway
  • David J. Ott
  • Michael Y. Chen
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


Currently, most interventions on the esophagus are performed by endoscopists. However, diagnostic imaging is often necessary prior to or after these interventions. This chapter reviews the roles of diagnostic radiological imaging as well as diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy in the management of common esophageal diseases including hemorrhage, Barrett's esophagus and esophageal cancer, esophageal foreign bodies, achalasia, and peptic strictures.


Foreign Body Lower Esophageal Sphincter Esophagogastric Junction Esophageal Perforation Heller Myotomy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jason D. Conway
    • 1
  • David J. Ott
    • 2
  • Michael Y. Chen
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Gastroenterology, Medical Center BoulevardWake Forest University School of MedicineWinston SalemUSA
  2. 2.Department of Radiology, Medical Center BoulevardWake Forest University School of MedicineWinston-SalemUSA

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