The narrowest portion of the digestive tract, the esophagus
originates at the inferior border of the cricoid cartilage at a level between the fifth and sixth cervical vertebrae (C5-6).
CSA Medical reported on Thursday the inclusion of Barrett's Esophagus
(BE) with low grade dysplasia under its truFreeze label expansion portfolio.
Raises Risk About 15 percent of people with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD--for more on this condition, see our April issue) develop Barrett's esophagus
, particularly if they have been suffering from GERD for a decade or longer.
is a tube-like organ through which food travels to reach the stomach.
Professor Kulwinder Dua from the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA, and colleagues report using metal stents as a non-biological scaffold and a regenerative tissue matrix from donated human skin to rebuild a full-thickness 5cm defect in the esophagus
of a 24-year-old man.
Achalasia is a motor disorder of the esophagus
smooth muscle in which the lower esophageal sphincter does not relax properly with swallowing, and the normal peristalsis of the esophagus
body is replaced by abnormal contractions.
Gastroenterologists describe developments over the past few decades in the diagnosis and management of Barrett's esophagus
and early esophageal adenocarcinoma.
In normal digestion, the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) opens to allow food to pass into the stomach and closes to prevent food and acidic stomach juices from flowing back into the esophagus
Upper gastroenterography showed that a large area of patchy shadows on the right chest, upper esophagus
was expanded, with an unsmooth inner wall.
Double-contrast esophagography is performed as a biphasic examination that includes both double- and single-contrast views of the esophagus
The findings from an animal study at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine could lead to new insights into the development and treatment of esophageal cancer and the precancerous condition known as Barrett's esophagus
CHICAGO--The prevalence of erosive esophagitis and Barrett's esophagus
is comparable in individuals regardless of whether they have gastroesophageal reflux symptoms, according to a population-based study.
INTRODUCTION: A diversity of benign and non-neoplastic lesions can be seen in the esophagus
Washington, Oct 08 ( ANI ): Researchers have discovered a pathway they believe links Barrett's esophagus
and heartburn to the development of esophageal cancer.
The opening between the esophagus
and the stomach does not close properly in people with GERD.