Esophageal pathologies

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Esophageal cancer is most common in men older than 60.

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Principal illnesses of the esophagus

The esophagus can be affected by many diverse conditions, including perforation, and foreign object obstruction.

The principal illnesses that can affect the esophagus are:

  • Esophagitis, or inflammation of the mucous membrane in reaction to aggression.

  • Hiatal Hernia, or the passage of one part of the stomach into the thorax.

  • Esophageal atresia, a congenital condition that manifests with the absence of a segment of the esophagus.

  • Esophageal spasms

  • Esophageal diverticula

  • Rupture of esophageal varices

Idiopathic mega-esophagus, Chagas disease, diffuse esophageal spasms, and scleroderma are equally among the pathologies that can affect the esophagus. To establish a precise diagnosis, different examinations are implemented. These examinations can include a fiberoptic endoscopy, a pulmonary X-ray, or a CT scan. For idiopathic mega-esophagus, X-ray imaging, endoscopies, and surgical treatment are recommended.


Esophageal pathologies can manifest by acidic regurgitations, burning sensations, swallowing difficulties, a feeling of an empty stomach, bloody vomiting, or brutal and violent thoracic pain.

Mediastinal syndrome is a compression of one of the organs situated in the mediastinum (i.e. aorta, heart, trachea, vena cava, pleura, lungs, or bronchial tubes). This syndrome manifests by respiratory difficulty, a cough, or a modification of the timbre of the voice, and pain.

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  • In 45% of cases, your diagnosis or treatment plan could be optimized
  • 9 out 10 doctors prescribe unnecessary medical acts: surgery, repeat investigations, non-compliance with recommended best medical practice
  • All hospitals and clinics are not equal. Some are better suited to treating your illness than others.
  • Medicine is becoming more and more specialized. It can be complicated to obtain reliable medical information and ensure you get to see the medical practitioner that’s right for you and your condition

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Fiche Esophageal pathologies

  • Author : Florian Reinaud, MD
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