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esophageal tube

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A tube inserted in the esophagus.

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esophagectasia, esophagectasis

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(ē-sŏf″ ă-jĕk-tā′sē-ă, ē-sŏf″ă-jĕk′tă-sĭs) [″ + ektasis, distention] Dilatation of the esophagus.

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esophagectomy

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(ē-sŏf″ ă-jĕk′tō-mē) [″ + ektome, excision] Surgical removal of all or a portion of the esophagus.

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esophagismus

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(ē-sŏf-ă-jĭs′mŭs) [″ + -ismos, condition] Spasm of the esophagus.

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esophagitis

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(ē″sof-ă-jīt′ĭs) [esophago- + -itis] Inflammation of the esophagus. SEE: acid reflux test.

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eosinophilic e. ABBR: EoE. Dysphagia and heartburn resulting from allergy to inhaled or consumed antigens. Biopsies of the esophagus reveals infiltration of the mucosa by eosinophils. It is treated with corticosteroids.

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medication-induced e. Pill-induced e.

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necrotizing e. Severe injury to the cells that line the esophagus, with cellular death and eventual desquamation. SYN: acute esophageal necrosis; black esophagus.

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pill-induced e. Inflammation of the esophageal mucosa by caustic medications, e.g., bisphosphonates, tetracyclines, or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. SYN: medication-induced esophagitis.

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reflux e. SEE: gastroesophageal reflux; reflux disease.

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esophago-, esophag-

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[Gr. oisophagos, esophagus] Prefixes meaning esophagus. The variant oesophago- is used outside the U.S.

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esophagocele

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(ē-sŏf ă-gō-sēl) [″ + kele, tumor, swelling] A hernia of the esophagus.

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esophagodynia

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(ē-sŏf″ă-gō-dĭn′ē-ă) [Gr. oisophagos, esophagus, + odyne, pain] Pain in the esophagus.

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esophagogastrectomy

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(ĕ-sŏf″ă-gō-găs-trĕk′tō-mē) [″ + gaster, belly, + ektome, excision] Surgical removal of all or part of the stomach and esophagus.

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esophagogastroanastomosis

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(ĕ-sŏf″ă-gō-găs″trō-ă-năs″tō-mō′sĭs) [″ + ″ + anastomosis, opening] A joining of the esophagus to the stomach.

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esophagogastroduodenoscopy, esophagealgastroduodenoscopy

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(ē-sof″ă-gō-gas″trō-doo″ŏ-dē-nos′kŏ-pē, -dū″ŏ, ē-sof″ ă-jē″ăl-gas″trō-doo″ŏ-dē-nos′kŏ-pē, -dū″ŏ) [esophago- + gastroduodenoscopy] ABBR: EGD. Examination of the upper gastrointestinal tract with a flexible fiber-optic endoscope. EGD is often performed to identify the cause of or to treat bleeding, pain, or difficulty with swallowing.

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esophagogastroplasty

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(ĕ-sŏf′ă-gō-găs′ trō-plăs″tē) [″ + ″ + plassein, to form] Plastic repair of the esophagus and stomach.

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esophagogastroscopy

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(ē-sŏf″ă-gō-găs-trŏs′kă-pē) [″ + ″ + ″] Inspection of the esophagus and stomach with an endoscope.

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esophagogastrostomy

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(ē-sŏf″ă-gō-găs-trŏs′tō-mē) [″ + ″ + stoma, mouth] Formation of an opening or anastomosis between the esophagus and stomach.

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esophagography

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(ĕ-sof″ă-gog′ră-fē) [esophago- + -graphy] Radiological evaluation of the lumen of the esophagus, usually performed with an oral contrast agent such as barium. SEE: barium swallow.

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esophagojejunostomy

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(ē-sof″ă-gō-je″jŭ-nos′tŏ-mē) [ esophago- + jejunostomy] The surgical anastomosis of an end of the divided jejunum to the esophagus ...

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