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What is a tortuous esophagus?

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Dr. David Earle
Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not straight

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!

In brief: Not straight

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!
Dr. David Earle
Dr. David Earle
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Dr. Jon Spiers
Surgery - Thoracic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Twisted and narrowed

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.

In brief: Twisted and narrowed

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.
Dr. Jon Spiers
Dr. Jon Spiers
Thank
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