Esophageal Disorders

Esophageal function

Esophageal disorders – General

Achalasia – disrupts normal progression of peristalsis without affecting amplitude

Scleroderma – diminishes amplitude of force of contraction without altering the normal orderly progression

Hypertensive LES

Nutcracker Esophagus

Diffuse Esophageal Spasm

GERD – Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease


Stratified Squamous Response to Injury

Infectious Esophagitis: usually only in immunosuppressed

Reflux Esophagitis - histology

Barrett’s Esophagus

Esophageal Cancers

Radiological Studies