Esophageal sentence example

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  • Problems during the esophageal phase of swallowing indicated gastric reflux and delayed mobility in the lower esophagus.
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  • Fumonisin and some other mycotoxins are highly toxic, causing fatal diseases in livestock that eat infected corn and esophageal cancer in humans.
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  • Esophageal manometric study will allow us to evaluate the competency of the lower esophageal sphincter; the competency will help to prevent gastroesophageal reflux.
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  • The likelihood of getting esophageal or cervical cancer is also lowered by 50 percent.
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  • Another test the doctor may order is esophageal manometry.
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  • However, EE differs from esophageal reflux in the large numbers of eosinophils that are present in the GI tract.
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  • Fluticasone propionate (Flonase, Flovent) is reported to be helpful in most cases of EG, if the medicine is swallowed so that it comes directly in contact with the esophageal tissues that are infiltrated by eosinophils.
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  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)-A disorder of the lower end of the esophagus in which the lower esophageal sphincter does not open and close normally.
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  • In most cases, the esophagus is discontinuous (an esophageal atresia), causing immediate feeding difficulties.
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  • Esophageal atresia-Blockage or closure of the esophagus, the tube leading from the mouth to the stomach.
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  • As more individuals with corrected TEFs reach adulthood, there is some evidence that suggests they are more susceptible to esophageal cancers.
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  • Esophageal atresia (EA) is a birth defect (congenital anomaly) in which the esophagus, which connects the mouth to the stomach, is shortened and closed off (dead ended) at some point along its length.
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  • Type A (7.7%): Esophageal atresia in which both segments of the esophagus end in blind pouches.
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  • Type B (0.8%): Esophageal atresia with tracheoesophageal fistula in which the upper segment of the esophagus forms a fistula to the trachea.
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  • Type C (86.5%): Esophageal atresia with tracheoesophageal fistula, in which the upper segment of the esophagus ends in a blind pouch (EA) and the lower segment of the esophagus is attached to the trachea (TEF).
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  • Type D (0.7%): Esophageal atresia with tracheoesophageal fistula, in which both segments of the esophagus are attached to the trachea.
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  • Type H (4.2%): Tracheoesophageal fistula in which there is no esophageal atresia because the esophagus is continuous to the stomach.
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  • Esophageal atresia alone or with tracheoesophageal fistula (EA/TEF) occurs in approximately one in 4,000 live births.
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  • The cause of esophageal atresia, like that of most birth defects, was as of 2004 unknown.
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  • When a physician suspects esophageal atresia after being presented with the typical symptoms, diagnosis usually begins with gently passing a catheter through the nose and into the esophagus.
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  • Esophageal atresia is indicated if the catheter stops at the blind pouch, indicating that it has hit an obstruction.
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  • Barium-enhanced x-ray examination may reveal a dilated esophageal pouch, made larger by the collection of amniotic fluid in the pouch.
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  • Surgery is conducted while the infant is under general anesthesia; a tube is placed through the mouth to continuously suction the esophageal pouch during the procedure.
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  • Then the blind esophageal pouch is opened and connected with suturing (stitching) to the other portion of the esophagus, creating a normal "food pipe" directly into the stomach.
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  • Surgery to correct esophageal atresia is usually successful, with survival rates close to 100 percent in otherwise healthy infants after the condition is corrected.
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  • Greasy foods have a relaxing effect on the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), the one-way valve that separates the stomach from the esophagus.
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  • Robert Kardashian died in 2003 from esophageal cancer.
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  • The reflux action of gastroesophageal reflux disease is a function of the weakening of the lower esophageal sphincter (LES).
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