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Diseases Of The Esophagus





Category: DISEASES OF THE ESOPHAGUS
Source: A Manual Of Peroral Endoscopy And Laryngeal Surgery

The more frequent causes of the one common symptom of esophageal
disease, dysphagia, are included in the list given below. To avoid
elaboration and to obtain maximum usefulness as a reminder,
overlapping has not been eliminated.
1. Anomalies.
2. Esophagitis, acute.
3. Esophagitis, chronic.
4. Erosion.
5. Ulceration.
6. Trauma.
7. Stricture, congenital.
8. Stricture, spasmodic, including cramp of the diaphragmatic
pinchcock.
9. Stricture, inflammatory.
10. Stricture, cicatricial.
11. Dilatation, local.
12. Dilatation, diffuse.
13. Diverticulum.
14. Compression stenosis.
15. Mediastinal tumor.
16. Mediastinal abscess.
17. Mediastinal glandular mass.
18. Aneurysm.
19. Malignant neoplasm.
20. Benign neoplasm.
21. Tuberculosis.
22. Lues.
23. Actinomycosis.
24. Varix.
25. Angioneurotic edema.
26. Hysteria.
27. Functional antiperistalsis.
28. Paralysis.
29. Foreign body in (a) pharynx, (b) larynx, (c) trachea, (d)
esophagus.





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