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Investigation of choice

Oesophagus & Diaphragm

  • Investigation of choice for diagnosis with histological proof is endoscopic biopsy. 
  • Investigation of choice to identify haematogenous metastasis is CT scan
  • Investigation of choice to detect tracheal/bronchial involvement is bronchoscopy
  • Investigation of choice to know the depth of invasion is endosonography
  • Investigation of choice to detect enlarged nodes which are malignant or nonmalignant is PET scan. 

© Manipal manual of surgery, fourth edition

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