By J. D. Pickard, Concezio Di Rocco, V. V. Dolenc, R. Fahlbusch, N. De Tribolet
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These ﬁndings are not always associated with dysphagia. Distal esophageal involvement suggests that in myotonic dystrophy both striated and smooth muscles may be affected. 42 ADVANCED IMAGING OF THE ABDOMEN Globus Pharyngis Arnold-Chiari Malformation A feeling of a lump in the throat, often more prominent during swallowing, was previously called globus hystericus. Globus pharyngis has several connotations; some use this term to designate the clinical symptomatology, regardless of whether any underlying disorder is identiﬁed, and others limit the term to a diagnosis when other abnormalities are excluded.
A varicoid carcinoma involves varying esophageal lengths, occasionally even diffusely involving the entire esophagus. Both endoscopy and endoscopic biopsy have missed these mostly submucosal cancers. A Detection An esophageal carcinoma is generally ﬁrst detected either with a barium study or endoscopy, while tumor invasion is evaluated with CT or endoscopic US. Because many of these tumors are hypervascular compared to normal esophageal tissues, postcontrast multidetector CT imaging during the arterial phase also appears useful for initial tumor detection, although currently little data are available in the literature to provide guidance.
Most smaller webs are incidental ﬁndings; more prominent ones are symptomatic (Fig. 31). No deﬁnite association exists between the remaining esophageal lumen caliber and degree of dysphagia. Esophageal webs are amenable to balloon dilation; they are readily dilated with 20-mm diameter balloon catheters, a simple and effective therapy. are associated with epithelial hyperplasia and undoubtedly are mistaken for squamous cell carcinomas; endoscopic biopsies identify only about half of these tumors.
Advanced Imaging of the Abdomen by J. D. Pickard, Concezio Di Rocco, V. V. Dolenc, R. Fahlbusch, N. De Tribolet