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    [url]http://www.nature.com/gimo/contents/pt1/full/gimo29.html[/url]

    1/4 down the page just below figure 4:

    Endoscopy plays a crucial role in ruling out mechanical stricture and malignancy. However, despite a careful evaluation of the distal esophagus and cardia, a tumor can be missed in more than one third of patients because of submucosal growth.4, 5 Biopsies, although important, can also be negative because of the infiltrative nature of some of these tumors. If a malignancy is suspected, patients should undergo testing with computed tomography scan or endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). Even with additional testing, some tumors remain elusive.4, 6
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