esophagus

CMV esophagitis

CMV esophagitis is a medical condition caused by cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection of the esophagus. The infection leads to inflammation, which damages tissue inside the esophagus. What causes CMV esophagitis? CMV esophagitis is caused by infection of the cells inside the esophagus with cytomegalovirus (CMV). Who is at risk for developing CMV esophagitis? People who have a …
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Intramucosal adenocarcinoma of the esophagus

Intramucosal adenocarcinoma is a type of early-stage esophageal cancer. It is called ‘intramucosal’ because the tumour cells have not spread any further than the mucosa, a thin layer of tissue inside the esophagus. Treatment options for patients with intramucosal adenocarcinoma include endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) and sometimes endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD). The esophagus The esophagus is …
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Reflux esophagitis

Reflux esophagitis, also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD),  is a medical condition associated with damage and inflammation on the inside of the esophagus. What are the symptoms of reflux esophagitis? Patients with reflux esophagitis may experience chest pain, difficulty swallowing food, and a burning sensation in the throat or chest. The symptoms are often …
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Eosinophilic esophagitis

What is eosinophilic esophagitis? Eosinophilic esophagitis is an inflammatory condition where immune cells called eosinophils damage the tissue 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 the sensation that food is stuck …
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Adenocarcinoma of the esophagus

Adenocarcinoma (also known as invasive 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. This type of cancer typically starts in a part of the esophagus called the gastroesophageal junction. This article will help you read …
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Esophagitis

Esophagitis means inflammation in the tissue lining the inside of the esophagus. The esophagus is a long hollow tube that starts at the back of your throat and ends at the top of your stomach. Swallowed food travels down the esophagus into the stomach. What are the symptoms of esophagitis? Patients with esophagitis often suffer …
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Invasive squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus

Invasive squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is a type of esophageal cancer. The tumour starts from specialized squamous cells that cover the inside of the esophagus. Invasive squamous cell carcinoma is one of the most common types of esophageal cancer worldwide. This article will help you understand your diagnosis and pathology report for invasive squamous cell …
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