esophagogastric junction


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e·soph·a·go·gas·tric junc·tion

terminal end of esophagus and beginning of stomach at the cardiac orifice; site of the physiologic inferior esophageal sphincter.

e·soph·a·go·gas·tric junc·tion

(ĕ-sof'ă-gō-gas'trik jŭngk'shŭn)
Terminal end of esophagus and beginning of stomach at the cardiac orifice; site of the physiologic inferior esophageal sphincter.
Synonym(s): oesophagogastric junction.

e·soph·a·go·gas·tric junc·tion

(ĕ-sof'ă-gō-gas'trik jŭngk'shŭn)
Terminal end of esophagus and beginning of stomach at cardiac orifice; site of physiologic inferior esophageal sphincter.
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For patients with inoperable locally advanced, recurrent, or metastatic adenocarcinoma of the stomach or esophagogastric junction for whom trastuzumab (Herceptin) is under consideration for therapy, assessment for tumor HER2 overexpression using immunohistochemistry (IHC) or in situ hybridization (ISH) is recommended by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN).
The esophagogastric junction (EGJ), the region between which the stratified squamous mucosa-lined esophagus ends and the columnar mucosa-lined stomach begins, can be defined anatomically, physiologically, endoscopically, and histologically as either muscular or mucosal in nature.
In some cases, all glands in a biopsy from the esophagogastric junction stain extensively with AB, without having a single goblet cell (Figure 4, C).