retroesophageal

ret·ro·e·soph·a·ge·al

(ret'rō-ē'sō-faj'ē-ăl),
Posterior to the esophagus.

retroesophageal

(rĕt″rō-ē-sŏf″ă-jē′ăl) [L. retro, behind, + Gr. oisophagos, gullet]
Behind the esophagus.

retroesophageal

behind the esophagus.

retroesophageal right subclavian artery
a vascular anomaly resulting in constriction of the esophagus in the newborn. See also vascular ring.
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Furthermore, recent studies have attempted use of a retroesophageal suction catheter to eliminate aspiration in patients with profound dysphagia (13).
Some drawbacks to ultrasonog raphy include its inability to reliably detect retrosternal and retroesophageal adenomas.
Right aortic arch could be associated with left aortic dilatation in retroesophageal position, the ligamentum arteriosum entering this diverticulum (Kommerel).
3) Other complications such as retroesophageal abscess, mediastinitis, and pneumothorax are well recognized.
CT of the chest demonstrated a radiodense foreign body in the retroesophageal area at the level of the carina intra- and extraluminally.