megaesophagus


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meg·a·e·soph·a·gus

n. megaesófago, dilatación anormal de la parte inferior del esófago.
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Often, the result is megaesophagus, where the tube carrying food from the mouth to the stomach dilates and becomes flaccid, making swallowing ineffective.
Monty, a four-month-old Alaskan Malamute cross breed requires extra care as he suffers from a condition known as megaesophagus.
Another key part of her treatment plan is to avoid aspiration pneumonia secondary to megaesophagus (when the esophagus dilates from lack of muscle tone).
In the chronic phase, the central nervous, gastrointestinal, and cardiovascular systems are affected in 10 percent to 30 percent of infected people, and peripheral neuropathy, cardiomyopathy, megacolon, or megaesophagus may be observed.