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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.
Barrett's Esophagus 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.
The esophagus 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.