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Esophageal disorders

Esophageal disorders Causes

Causes of the Esophageal disorders are commonly attributed abnormal development of the esophagus during fetal growth. It can also be attributed to some factors that may have impeded in the proper development of the esophagus.

Esophageal disorders Definition

Esophageal disorders refers to any disorder or abnormal conditions associated to the esophagus. It may include Achalas, Chagas disease, Caustic injury to the esophagus, Esophageal atresia and Tracheoesophageal fistula, Esophageal cancer, Esophageal web, Esophagitis, GERD, Hiatus hernia, Mallory-Weiss syndrome, Neurogenic dysphagia, Schatzki's ring, Zenker's Diverticulum, and Boerhaave syndrome.

Esophageal disorders Diagnosis

Most diagnostic procedures that are done include differential diagnostics to distinguish one from another. Medical imaging is also used to check the area where the problem is like ultrasounds or X-ray images. It will help also in deciding what treatment to administer for the specific disorder.

Esophageal disorders Symptoms and Signs

Esophageal disorders symptoms will vary depending on what part of the esophagus is affected and the extent of the problem. It often includes difficulty in swallowing. Other problems will arise as secondary to the primary problem of swallowing difficulties.

Esophageal disorders Treatment

Treatments involved in esophageal disorders vary and is specific to the disorder. Treatments may include surgical interventions or administration of medications. Although in most cases surgery is always considered as the best treatment.

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