Diseases of the Esophagus

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Springer Science & Business Media, Dec 6, 2012 - Medical - 877 pages
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This book aims to be a synthesis of our current knowledge about the normal and pathological esophagus. Although a number of excellent monographs on limited aspects of esophageal pathology are available, a recent handbook treating the whole of esophageal physiology and pathology is lacking. We attempted to present the collected material in such a way that even the neophyte in the field would not get lost in the wealth of data. For this reason we have included a number of illustrations such as classical radiological and endoscopic images, manometric tracings and uncomplicated graphs, which may seem superfluous for specialists but will be helpful to the reader who wants to be initiated in the subject. At the same time we tried to be fairly complete so as to make available to the esophageal specialist a book of references, to which he can readily turn when faced with rare diseases or unusual physiological or pathophysiological pheno mena. In order to achieve both aims the authors often give their own point of view when faced with controversal topics, while classical as well as more recent features and concepts are mentioned and diverging opinions discussed.
 

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Contents

Basic Data
1
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2
References
15
Tunica Muscularis
30
Adventitia Elasticmuscular System Serosa
37
Retrograde Transport
92
741
101
Chapter 2
103
Upper Esophageal Web
572
References
588
Esophageal Diverticula
603
References
611
Pathophysiology
619
Treatment
625
Trends in Survival
633
Isolated Trachoesophageal Fistula By A LACQUET and G FRANSEN
639

History
112
Radiological Examination of the Esophagus By J PRINGOT and E PONETTE With
119
Contrast Materials
133
References
198
Esophagoscopy By P HousSET A SIMOENs and CH DEBRAY With 16 Figures
204
Indications and Contraindications
215
An Appraisal of Cytologic Techniques
221
Cytology Compared with Other Diagnostic Techniques
228
The Manometric Examination of the Esophagus By W PELEMANs and E C TExTER
235
The Technique of Intraluminal Pressure Measurements
243
742
244
Interpretation of Results
249
PD Measurements By J JANSSENS and G WANTRAPPEN With 1 Figure
253
References
259
References
265
Registration Method
272
The Deglutitive Inhibition
280
Chapter 3
286
Clinical Features
293
746
310
References
341
747
342
Diffuse Esophageal Spasm By G WANTRAPPEN and J HELLEMANs With 3 Figures
355
Related Conditions
361
Gastroesophageal Sphincter
375
750
377
Related Syndromes
390
Myasthenia Gravis
398
Extrapyramidal Disturbances
404
Eructation or Belching
414
References
421
References
427
751
430
Benign Tumors and Cysts of the Esophagus By G WANTRAPPEN and J PRINGOT With
431
Intraluminal Tumors
443
Pseudosarcoma and Carcinosarcoma
485
Chapter 5
493
Clinical Features
504
Endoscopy
514
References
521
Pathophysiology
529
Differential Diagnosis
535
765
538
Pathology
541
References
549
References
555
References
566
Cleft Larynx Laryngotracheoesophageal Cleft Persistent Esophagotrachea By A LACQUET
646
Chapter 9
661
Penetrating Wounds
662
Diagnosis
663
Foreign Bodies in the Esophagus By J JANSSENs and P WALEMBOIs
665
Clinical Features
667
Diagnosis
669
Treatment
670
Complications
672
References
673
Spontaneous Rupture of the Esophagus Boerhaaves Syndrome By J JANSSENs and P VALEMBOIS With 1 Figure
675
Pathology
676
Clinical Features
677
Technical Examinations
678
Diagnosis
679
Treatment
680
References
681
Iatrogenic Perforations of the Esophagus By J JANSSENs and G WANTRAPPEN
683
Etiology and Pathogenesis
684
Symptoms and Diagnosis
685
Treatment
686
References
687
MalloryWeiss Syndrome By J JANSSENs and P VALEMBoIS
689
Pathogenesis
690
Clinical Features
691
Pathology
692
Intramural Rupture and Bleeding J JANSSENS and G WANTRAPPEN
694
Radiological Features and Diagnosis
695
References
696
Incidence
699
Bleeding
711
Therapy
720
788
735
Incidence
742
Technical Features
751
Diagnosis
769
Therapy
775
Chapter 12
783
References
792
Etiology and NonSurgical Treatment of 0rganic Esophageal Stenosis By G WANTRAP
794
Indications for Dilatations
803
Aortoesophageal Fistula
814
Chapter 15
823
Hypertrophic Osteoarthropathy
830
Intramural Diverticulosis
836
Subject Index
845
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