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of or pertaining to the esophagus.
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(ĕ-sof'ă-jē'ăl, ē'-sŏ-faj'ē-ăl), Although this word is correctly pronounced esopha'geal, the pronunciation esophage'al is almost universally heard in the U.S.
Relating to the esophagus.
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Relating to the esophagus.
Synonym(s): oesophageal.
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(e-sof'a-gus) (-gi?, -ji?) plural.esophagi [Gr. oisophagos]
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ESOPHAGUS: (as seen through an endoscope)
The muscular tube, about 10 to 12 in (25 to 30 cm) long, that carries swallowed foods and liquids from the pharynx to the stomach. In the upper third of the esophagus, the muscle is striated; in the middle third, striated and smooth; and in the lower third, entirely smooth. Peristalsis is regulated by the autonomic nervous system. At the junction with the stomach is the lower esophageal sphincter, which relaxes to permit passage of food, then contracts to prevent backup of stomach contents. esophageal (e-sof?a-je'al), adjective See: illustration

Barrett esophagus

See: Barrett esophagus

black esophagus

Necrotizing esophagitis.
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FOREIGN BODY IN ESOPHAGUS: Meat impaction in the lower esophageal sphincter

foreign bodies in the esophagus

Items trapped in the esophagus (typically fishbones, coins, or large unchewed pieces of food). Parenteral glucagon may help the material pass through the esophageal sphincter to the stomach, but endoscopic retrieval of the material is usually necessary. See: illustration
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(ĕ-sof'ă-jē'ăl) Although this word is more correctly pronounced esopha'geal, the pronunciation esophage'al is almost universally heard in the U.S.
Relating to the esophagus.
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used HRM to propose a detailed classification system, the Chicago classification, by which esophageal motility disorders are now evaluated [8, 9].
A few reports have described the evaluation of esophageal motility using HRM after esophageal ESD; however, reports are lacking in which esophageal motility disorders are examined with HRM based on the Chicago classification, before and after esophageal ESD; we are the first to undertake such studies.
Pandolfino, "Esophageal motility disorders in terms of pressure topography: the Chicago classification," Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, vol.
Kahrilas et al., "Chicago classification criteria of esophageal motility disorders defined in high resolution esophageal pressure topography," Neurogastroenterology and Motility, vol.
Rosenthal, "Esophageal motility disorders in the morbidly obese population," Surgical Endoscopy and Other Interventional Techniques, vol.
Surgical management of primary esophageal motility disorders. J Chir (Paris).
Experience coupled with a good clinical history makes TNE a useful tool for diagnosing esophageal motility disorders.
Roman, "High resolution manometry: an atlas of esophageal motility disorders and findings of GERD using esophageal pressure topography," Thoracic Surgery Clinics, vol.
Dunst, "A stepwise approach and early clinical experience in peroral endoscopic myotomy for the treatment of achalasia and esophageal motility disorders," Journal of the American College of Surgeons, vol.
Achalasia is a chronic esophageal motility disorder associated with esophageal retention of foods and fluids, bacterial overgrowth, and impaired clearance of regurgitated gastric contents [1].
In 20 patients of nonspecific esophageal motility disorder (NEMD), 13 patients exhibited GERD and the other 7 patients did not.

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