What is a tortuous esophagus?

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Not straight

Hiatal_hernia
This means that instead of the esophagus goin straight from the mouth to the stomach, it is curved irregularly. This is usually due to a large hiatal hernia, but can also be seen without a hernia, usually in older patients (age undefined!). Hope this helps!
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Abdomen Esophagus Hernia Heterosexual Hiatal hernia Mouth

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Twisted and narrowed

Esophageal_cancer
It can be twisted and curved throughout the chest, like a snake. The condition can be painful. I hope this helps, but more helpful would be a trip to your doctor.
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Chest Esophagus Pain