High-temperature tea drinking combined with either alcohol consumption or smoking was associated with a greater risk of oesophageal
cancer than hot tea alone.
Recently, the Baveno III consensus conference on portal hypertension recommended that all cirrhotic patients should be screened for the presence of oesophageal
varices when liver cirrhosis is diagnosed.
Researchers from the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) have discovered a potential new use for Imbruvica (ibrutinib) as a treatment for certain types of oesophageal
cancer, the institute said on Tuesday.
Being overweight can increase the risk some types of oesophageal
The boy was suffering from an abnormal birth defect which prevented the oesophageal
tube from functioning normally and affected the alimentary tract.
The right fistula was closed in 2 layers using oesophageal
tissue as a patch whilst the left was primarily closed using interrupted 3/0 Vicryl[R] absorbable.
Strictures secondary to surgical correction of oesophageal
atresia (14 (35.
The teams aim is to try and understand how and when fibroblasts are hijacked by oesophageal
cancer cells to aid their growth, with the hope of being able to develop targeted drugs to stop this from happening.
The most common types include breast and colon, while the most difficult to treat include pancreatic, oesophageal
and gallbladder cancer,' the study said.
Paediatric gastroenterology specialist reported that this medical condition was not associated with any primary oesophageal
motility disorders (achalasia, diffuse oesophageal
spasm, nutcracker oesophagus, etc.
7,8 Gastric varices are less prevalent than oesophageal
varices and are present in 5%-33% of patients with portal hypertension and the reported incidence of bleeding from gastric varices is about 25% in 2 years compared to 64% in oesophageal
Sloughing and necrosis of the oesophageal
mucosa was noted at the time of endoscopy.