lower esophageal ring


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lower esophageal ring

[‚lō·ər i‚saf·ə‚jē·əl ′riŋ]
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Transnasal esophagoscopy (TNE) detected a lower esophageal ring (Schatzki's ring) and a hiatal hemia (figure).
25) In a series of 128 patients, the results of barium studies revealed that 18% had esophagitis, 14% had a lower esophageal ring, and 3% had a peptic stricture.
9] Predisposing factors may include hiatal hernia, peptic esophagitis, atrophic gastritis, motility disorders, lower esophageal rings, food impaction and carcinoma.

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