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Esophagus (Definition)

This is the muscular structure built like a tube that connects your throat to the stomach though which food ...Read more


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My 13 y/o had an endoscopy done and bx report shows on the esophagus mild hyperemic squamous mucosa changes. What does this mean?

My 13 y/o had an endoscopy done and bx report shows on the esophagus mild hyperemic squamous mucosa changes. What does this mean?

Minimal Clinical Sig: 1. Hyperemia is defined as: an abnormally large amount of blood in any part of the body.

2. Squamous changes refers to cell type found in esophagus.

Overall, this finding is unlikely to be of major clinical significance, unless there were other finding (s). ...Read more

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Can invasive moderately differentiated squamous cell carcinoma of esophagus lead to death?

Can invasive moderately differentiated squamous cell carcinoma of esophagus lead to death?

It can: Esophageal cancer is very serious, and is a difficult cancer to treat. For your type, there's debate about the best treatment strategy (surgery vs chemoradiation vs all 3). Your specific prognosis will depend on the stage of disease, but esophagus cancer is always quite serious. Best of luck to you. ...Read more

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Fragments of hyperplastic squamous epithelium with basal zone hyperplasia. Underlying stroma moderate infiltrate of chronic inflammatory cells. Bad?

Fragments of hyperplastic squamous epithelium with basal zone hyperplasia. Underlying stroma moderate infiltrate of chronic inflammatory cells. Bad?

Not cancer: Nothing in this dscription says 'cancer'. In fact, nothing in this description says it's other than just a palce where you scratched for a week or so because it itched. The key is the clinical correlation. ...Read more

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Do I have oral HPV (oral warts)? Biopsy diagnosis states "reactive lymphoid hyperplasia with focal squamous metaplasia" what does this mean?

Chronic inflammation: The description you provided only points to chronic inflammation without any indication of the causative factor. Hpv infection can be tested for specifically in a biopsy and you may wish to discuss that with your doctor. ...Read more

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Biopsy done on nodule by tonsil states "reactive lymphoid hyperplasia with focal squamous metaplasia." does that mean I have oral HPV (oral warts)?

Not necessarily: The description you provided only points to chronic inflammation without any indication of the causative factor. Hpv infection can be tested for specifically in a biopsy and you may wish to discuss that with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is a squamous papolomis in the esophogus? Could it be a bad thing?

Benign: If diagnosed microscopically to ensure no atypia or evidence of malignancy, squamous papillomas are generally a benign finding. They can be caused by irritation or related to HPV. Excision is the normal treatment and they do not tend to recur. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What is parakeratosis of esophageal squamous mucosa?

What is parakeratosis of esophageal squamous mucosa?

Benign Condition: Here is the link to parakeratosis.
It is a condition in which there is an increased cell division of the esophageal cells and is usually considered to be a benign condition.

<a href="http://www. Laendo. Net/esophagus/parakeratosis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www. Laendo. Net/esophagus/parakeratosis</a>. ...Read more

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How long does it take for squamous esophageal cancers to develop to tumor size 5 cm?

How long does it take for squamous esophageal cancers to develop to tumor size 5 cm?

Not easy: To answer. Esophagus cancer can develop over years or months. Prior strictures, chronic irritations and alcohol and tobacco are associated in squamous cancer, and reflux closer linked to reflux and barrett's, but the time course and precursors are not predicable. ...Read more

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What is esophageal basal hyperplasia, erosive gastritis and chronic inactive gastritis. These are some if what I have been diagnosed with?

What is esophageal basal hyperplasia, erosive gastritis and chronic inactive gastritis. These are some if what I have been diagnosed with?

Inflammation: Gastritis is inflammation of the stomach (see: http://sgoti. Ws/zotkqv). It sounds like you had an endoscope showing esophageal basal hyperplasia, which is increased cellular growth. Look at the pathology report, assuming you had a biopsy. Symptoms like these deserve a full evaluation in person by your health care provider. ...Read more

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What explains esophageal pain + burn everytime right after taking oral ferrous gluconate with GERD, atrophic gastritis & neuroendocrine hyperplasia?

It's a huge pill: Having an already irritated esophagus, likely with abnormal motility and then taking a huge pill will likely result in further irritation. Iron doesn't dissolve well. Furthermore, the entire point of iron in the body is to be able to easily add and subtract electrons. This also makes it inherently irritating as a chemical. ...Read more

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Are esophagus spasms dangerous?

Are esophagus spasms dangerous?

Highly inconvenient: Not life threatening but could indicate significant underlying reflux ...Read more

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I feel something stuck in esophagus?

Eating: Sometimes ingested items not fully chewed can get stuck in esophagus. Chicken and fish bones sometimes leave sensation because of scratch in esophagus or pharynx leave stuck sensation. Narrowings (stenoses) of esophagus from surgery, reflux esophagitis, hernia and congenital abnormalities can cause holdup of materials. ...Read more

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What to do if my esophagus is damaged?

See your doc: It is unclear of how you think this has happened but need to see a physician for the diagnosis. Need either an upper endoscopy or x-rays called an UGI to reveal further what is going on. Eliminate for now any alcohol or caffeine until this is evaluated. ...Read more

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What are the sunrooms of a bad esophagus?

What are the sunrooms of a bad esophagus?

Metaphor?: Before mis-answering your question, did you mean "sunrooms" or "symptoms" please? ...Read more

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What causes my esophagus to be restricted?

Narrowed esophagus: There are various disorders that can cause narrowed esophagus. The can range from benign (secondary to reflux or prior radiation or ingestion of caustic substance) to malignant (cancerous) the narrowing can also be caused by extrinsic (something pushing from outside) compression to esophagus. The best test to diagnose this is either esophagram or endoscopy. With endoscopy you can diagnose & treat. ...Read more

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What causes holes to tear in the esophagus?

What causes holes to tear in the esophagus?

Rare: Esophageal perforations are not common. It can occur in the setting of excessive vomiting or retching. Also possible with a prolonged food impaction or even severe pill esophagitis. ...Read more

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What are the tests for barrett's esophagus?

Endoscopy: An endoscopy and biopsy is needed to assess the barrett's and decide if there are precancerous cells that require more aggressive therapy. ...Read more

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How is barrett's esophagus typically treated?

How is barrett's esophagus typically treated?

Anti reflux Rx: Be is a complication of chronic reflux; may be painless. Cells in lower esophagus look like intestinal cells, would be ok if they weren't esoph. Cells; less resistant to chemical onslaught. Pre-cancerous. 1% of barrett's pts. May develop adeno (gland) ca of esoph. Rx with aggressive med rx, ppi twice a day, and follow up endoscopy to check for "dysplasia"-more cancer-like; can remove by scope. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of barrett's esophagus?

What are the symptoms of barrett's esophagus?

Heartburn or none: Patient with heartburn tend to have barrett's more commonly but a good portion of patients with barretts are asymptomatic. ...Read more

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Describe the features of barrett's esophagus.?

Describe the features of barrett's esophagus.?

Change in lining: Barrett's esophagus is when there is irritation to the area between the esophagus and stomach, causing the cells there to change from one form to another. The reason this is important is because the changed cells have a relatively high (compared to normal people) chance to progress to cancer. You would need endoscopy to find and treat this condition. ...Read more

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My lower esophagus has formed into a s shape why?

Do U have Achalasia: Achalasia is defined by absent peristalsis in the esophagus & incomplete relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter (les). It may be a "primary" esophageal motility disorder, or "secondary" to cancers invading the les (pseudoachalasia), chagas disease from reduviid bug bites, amyloidosis, sarcoidosis, eosinophilic infiltration. Similar motor abnormalities can be seen with diabetes & ciip. ...Read more

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What is this pain in the esophagus, that I am having, caused from?

Spasm: The esophagus is very muscular to move food from your mouth o your stomach. Sometimes these muscles cramp up into a spasm, which causes a severe pain. Please contact your primary provider to evaluate this further if it dosen't resolve soon ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is an esophagus disorder?

Swallowing: Esophageal disorders, and there are many, effect the acts related to swallowing. ...Read more

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Is there any way to prevent barrett's esophagus?

Is there any way to prevent barrett's esophagus?

Probably: Barrett's is caused by the bathing of the bottom of the esophogus with irritating substances. Barrett's is considered to be a pre-cancerous condition, so you want to avoid getting it. It can occur even if you take antiacids or drugs like nexium, (esomeprazole) prevacid, Prilosec or tagamet because bile reflux which isn't painful can also cause it. You need to see a GI for endoscopy and follow up. ...Read more

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Is barrett's esophagus always something malignant?

No: The vast majority are benign. It's good to check occasionally for little cancers that can develop. ...Read more

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Infection in esophagus?

Infection in esophagus?

Possible: If you are asking if a person can get an infection in the esophagus, the answer is yes. Infection can occur in any part of the body. If you are asking about esophagitis, it does not have to be an actual infection caused by a bacteria, virus, fungus, or parasite. It can mean irritation of the esophageal mucosa from recurrent exposure to refluxed stomach acid, mostly affecting the lower esophagus. ...Read more