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Diseases of the oesophagus 

Diseases of the oesophagus

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Diseases of the oesophagus
Author(s):

Rebecca Fitzgerald

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.1507_update_001

July 30, 2015: This chapter has been re-evaluated and remains up-to-date. No changes have been necessary.

Update:

Chapter reviewed, minor changes made and further reading added.

Updated on 28 Nov 2012. The previous version of this content can be found here.
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date: 18 August 2017

Defective conduit function of the oesophagus readily induces clinical symptoms and may have serious effects on nutrition and the lungs, the latter resulting from aspiration of gastro-oeophageal contents. Oesophageal pain and dysphagia caused by benign or malignant diseases of the muscular layer or epithelium are often disabling....

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