esophagus

Intramucosal adenocarcinoma of the esophagus

What is intramucosal adenocarcinoma of the esophagus? Intramucosal adenocarcinoma is a type of esophageal cancer. It is considered an early-stage cancer because the tumour cells have not spread any further than the mucosa on the inside of the esophagus. What causes intramucosal adenocarcinoma of the esophagus? Intramucosal adenocarcinoma arises from a condition called Barrett’s esophagus …
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Reflux esophagitis

What is reflux esophagitis? Reflux esophagitis is a medical condition associated with damage and inflammation on the inside of the esophagus. Another name for this condition is gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). What are the symptoms of reflux esophagitis? Patients with reflux esophagitis may experience chest pain, difficulty swallowing food, and a burning sensation in the …
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Eosinophilic esophagitis

What is eosinophilic esophagitis? Eosinophilic esophagitis is a medical condition that develops when specialized immune cells called eosinophils damage the epithelium, the tissue barrier that covers the inside of the esophagus. What are the symptoms of eosinophilic esophagitis? Patients with eosinophilic esophagitis may experience difficulty swallowing food (especially hard food), throat and chest pain, and …
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Adenocarcinoma of the esophagus

What is adenocarcinoma of the esophagus? Adenocarcinoma is a type of esophageal cancer. It is the most common type of esophageal cancer in developed countries and it is more common in men than women. What causes adenocarcinoma of the esophagus? Adenocarcinoma arises from a condition called Barrett’s esophagus which is caused by long-term reflux of …
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Esophagitis

This article will help you read and understand your pathology report for esophagitis. by Shaheed Hakim, MD FRCPC, reviewed on November 11, 2020 Quick facts: Esophagitis is a medical condition where the cells that line the inside of the esophagus are injured or damaged. Esophagitis has many causes although the two most common causes are …
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Squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus

What is squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus? Squamous cell carcinoma is a type of esophageal cancer. Squamous cell carcinoma starts on the inside of the esophagus from the squamous cells in the epithelium. What causes squamous cell carcinoma in the esophagus? Squamous cell carcinoma in the esophagus is associated with both long-term alcohol use and …
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