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oesophagus

(US), esophagus
the part of the alimentary canal between the pharynx and the stomach; gullet
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The prognosis is, however, similar to that of conventional squamous cell carcinoma of the oesophagus.
However, in some cases with a fistula between the oesophagus and the cyst, it is necessary to leave a small amount of cyst tissue close the fistula in place.
But if this muscle does not work properly, acid can leak up into the oesophagus, causing the pain of heartburn.
To save the life of the child, we had to make an opening in the neck near the oesophagus and another opening in the stomach," said Dr Al Awadhi.
The presence of a hiatus hernia - where part of the stomach bulges up into the chest cavity through a hole in the diaphragm - facilitates the transport of stomach material into the oesophagus and also gives rise to painful heartburn.
An endoscopy intubation of the oesophagus was difficult due to marked constriction of the upper oesophageal sphincter.
More than 5,000 men and women who have Barrett's oesophagus, which affects two per cent of the population and is responsible for half all oesophageal cancers, are being recruited for research being conducted at 59 UK centres.
The trial will aim to prevent a precancerous condition of the oesophagus - or foodpipe - developing and turning into cancer.
A hiatus hernia happens when the opening of the gullet is no longer tight, and part of the oesophagus and stomach relaxes back through the diaphragm into your chest.
Metabolism of carcinogenic nitrosamines in the rat and human oesophagus and induction of oesophageal adenocarcinoma in rats.
He found a six-centimetre tear in the central chest cavity and said steriods can ``uncommonly'' lead to a weakened oesophagus, or gullet.
However, views of the oesophagus on OGD showed what was thought to be a superficially spreading tumour, 35cm from the incisors and 5 cms in length.