necrotizing esophagitis


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necrotizing esophagitis

Severe injury to the cells that line the esophagus, with cellular death and eventual desquamation.
Synonym: acute esophageal necrosisblack esophagus
See also: esophagitis
References in periodicals archive ?
Marignani, "Acute necrotizing esophagitis," Gastroenterology, vol.
(10) Ischemia appears to be implicated as the primary etiology in acute necrotizing esophagitis. (1,11)
Black esophagus, or acute necrotizing esophagitis, is a rare entity with a reported incidence of 0.0125% to 0.2% in patients undergoing upper endoscopy.

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