Diseases Of The Esophagus





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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