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also oe·soph·a·gus (ĭ-sŏf′ə-gəs)
n. pl. e·soph·a·gi (-jī′, -gī′) also oe·soph·a·gi
The muscular tube by which food passes from the pharynx to the stomach; the gullet.

[Middle English isophagus, from Medieval Latin ēsophagus, from Greek oisophagos, arbitrary medical coinage perhaps from ois- : future tense stem of pherein, to carry; see oit- in Indo-European roots + -phagos, food (unattested sense) (from phagein, to eat; see bhag- in Indo-European roots).]

e·soph′a·ge′al (-jē′əl) adj.


(ɪˌsɒf əˈdʒi əl, ˌi səˈfædʒ i əl)

pertaining to the esophagus.
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Adj.1.esophageal - relating to the esophagus


a. esofágico-a, rel. al esófago;
___ dilatationdilatación ___;
___ dysphagiadisfagia esofágica;
___ obstructionobstrucción ___;
___ pilesvárices ___-as;
___ scintigraphycintigrafía ___;
___ spasmespasmo ___.


adj esofágico
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There were statistically significant and clinically relevant positive effects of GR-MD-02 on HVPG and other parameters in patients with NASH cirrhosis without esophageal varices following one year of therapy.
Objective: To determine the diagnostic value of spleen size assessment on ultrasound as predictor of esophageal varices in patients of liver cirrhosis, using upper GI endoscopy as the gold standard.
After 39 years of follow-up, 383 men had developed severe liver disease, which was defined as a diagnosis of liver cirrhosis, decompensated liver disease (hepatocellular carcinoma, ascites, esophageal varices, hepatorenal syndrome, or hepatic encephalopathy), liver failure, or death from liver disease.
Other medicines derived from isosorbide are utilized as osmotic diuretics as well as to treat esophageal varices.
Patients were categorized as cirrhotic and noncirrhotic types, with a further subclassification of the non-cirrhotic type into acute and chronic PVT, depending on the image of cavernoma transformation (formation of collateral blood vessels) or evidence of PH including splenomegaly and esophageal varices, as features of chronic PVT.
A prospective study of the ability of three endoscopic classifications to predict hemorrhage from esophageal varices.
Background/Aims: Endoscopy as a screening modality for esophageal varices is becoming difficult because of its invasiveness, cost, and increased burden of liver cirrhosis.
The study by Tait et al (14) in 1999 found endoscopic variceal ligation (EVL) was as useful as endoscopic injection sclerotherapy (EIS) for control and eradication of esophageal varices.
Incidence and natural history of small esophageal varices in cirrhotic patients.
Esophageal varices and Mallory-Weiss tears are the two most common disorders leading to bleeding of esophageal origin.
Upper Gastrointestinal bleed secondary to esophageal varices is a life threatening situation in Decompensated Chronic Liver Disease (DCLD).
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