Research and Reports in Gastroenterology

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About Esophageal Diseases

The esophagus also known as gullet which consists of muscular tube through which the food passes to stomach. The average length is 25 cm and varies with height. High amounts of food is passed over time in the esophagus and so it protected by a mucous membrane of epithelium and acts as a smooth surface. Esophageal disorders can be derived from congenital conditions or acquired later which affects esophagus. These conditions are often associated with swallowing disorders where prolonged swallowing time is observed. Other disorders of Esophagus include Gastroesophageal Reflux normally called as Heartburn, Barrett’s Esophagus, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Esophageal Cancer, Esophageal Motility Disorder, Esophageal Dysphagia, Esophageal Web and Schatzki Rings which can prevent the food passage leading to difficulty in swallowing and can completely block the esophagus.

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