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Esophagus Digestive Tube Connecting The Throat To The Stomach
Can a dr see larynx/ throat issues with the cam before heading down the esophagus and into the stomach during gastroscope ?
Yes: During an esophagoscopy the gastroenterologist or surgeon will see the larynx and hypopharynx prior to entering the esophagus. Generally if they notice any lesions or concern they will refer to otolaryngology for evaluation which will usually include an office flexible fiberoptic laryngoscopy/pharyngoscopy. ...Read more
Why do esophageal cancer patients have a feeding tube inserted into the duodenum instead of the stomach?
To avoid stomach: When your esophagus is removed due to cancer (esophagectomy) in order to eat again, your stomach may be used to replace your esophagus (stomach conduit). Therefore you want to avoid any surgery that may compromise the use of the stomach as a conduit. Therefore a feeding tube would be placed in the small bowel or jejunum. This is called a "j" tube. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to stick a tube down your throat and have it bypas the pharynx and go into the esophagus?
Sword swallower?: Don't try this at home. It is possible for a doc to pass a tube down your throat, past the larynx (not through the larynx-that would lead to the trachea (windpipe))- that is part of bronchoscopy (a pulmonary test to look at the breathing tubes., and into the esophagus, even into the stomach and small intestine. That is basically an upper endoscopy. ...Read more
Anything's possible!: H.Pylori status is checked with the intention of treating the infection to eradication, when found. Some strains of h.Pylori may increase your risk of ulceration as well as of stomach cancer. Diagnostic options: serology (a positive test may not necessarily mean active infection), breath testing, stool testing for h.Pylori antigen, stomach biopsy or CLO testing. ...Read more
Vocal cords: Although most people are taught that it is the epiglottis that prevents aspiration, that is not completely correct. The true vocal cords are more important for this function. If the epiglottis is surgically removed, most people won't aspirate, but if one or both vocal cords don't work, most people will aspirate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Esophagus: The esophagus transports liquids and food from the back of the throat(pharynx) to the stomach. ...Read more
Can digestive juice escape into the esophagus and into the lungs if your diagestive system has been injured in prior acute pancreatitis ?
No : That is not possible. One however can aspirate gastric contents into their lungs. ...Read more
Coordinated muscles: Here's a video link: https://medlineplus.gov › Videos & Tools › Health Videos ...Read more
Is the esophagus or trachea closest to the aorta? When I move the trachea and have open airflow in my mouth it's wheezing.
Yes, possibly: If the reflux of your stomach acid goes down your trachea and into your lungs you might get symptoms referable to your lungs. Before that you would probably be getting bouts of coughing from the liquid coming into your trachea from the top. It would be unusual for it to be able to go very far down into your lungs except if it happened when you were soundly sleeping. See your doc and maybe a pulm ...Read more
Any ideas why a person with esophageal cancer will have a feeding tube inserted into the duodenum instead of the stomach?
Atropine drip: Can be given IV or occasional through the trachea if IV access is not available. HR and BP are monitored during the procedure. It is used to dry up secretions with general anesthesia, in the treatment of rapid heat rates, with organophosphate and mushroom poisoning. As far as I know it is not administered through the esophagus. ...Read more
Most won't unless: Timed release. You need a product that can withstand the harsh environment of stomach acid. Stomach acid will kill a high percentage of probiotic bacteria. Thus, if it needs to take action further down in the GI tract, a timed released formulation may be most beneficial. ...Read more
Can growths that are like tonsil stones come from deeper down into the throat, from other glands, the trachea, the esophagus, and even the lungs?
Not usually: Hearburn can be due a little acid, and a lot of stomach content, or sometimes due to no acid at all. It is due to sensitivity to backflow of stomach content into an area not designed to deal with it. ...Read more
Both: The problem with gerd is often the junction between the esophagus and stomach, the lower sphincter, is inappropriately in the chest, allowing acid to reflux into the esophagus. A nissen fundoplication wraps the redundant fundus of the stomach around the esophagus, and brings the sphincter back into the abdomen; this creates a valve to limit acid reflux. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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