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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Doris the Dachshund eats every meal in a baby chair so the food can reach her gut due to a condition called megaesophagus, which means her muscles don't push the nourishment into her stomach, hence her unconventional dining arrangements.
The disease was characterized as a precursor to high depression levels, possibly related to the uncertainty about possible sudden death related to the cardiac form (17) and facing a megaesophagus surgery related to the digestive form (18).
* GI upset caused by megaesophagus, food allergy, bacterial overgrowth, neoplasia (cancer of the stomach or intestines), or a foreign body (bones, rocks, toys, socks)
It's been linked to corneal ulcers, a lack of heat cycles/libido, deafness, megaesophagus, chronic constipation, kidney disease, and anemia.
Retrograde GEI, a rare occurrence in human beings, is sporadically encountered in veterinary medicine and is most often reported in young dogs and cats that have congenital megaesophagus (1).
In the chronic phase, the central nervous, gastrointestinal, and cardiovascular systems are affected in 10% to 30% of infected people, and peripheral neuropathy, cardiomyopathy, megacolon, or megaesophagus may be observed.
The chronic infection may manifest itself as indeterminate or symptomatic, and 20-30% of Chagas patients develop cardiomyopathy, megaesophagus, or megacolon.
After several years (10 to 30) of starting the chronic phase, 30 to 40% of the patients develop clinical manifestations known as the clinical forms: cardiac, digestive (mainly megaesophagus and megacolon), and cardiodigestive [5, 6].
(87) Less commonly, progression leads to gastrointestinal disease affecting the esophagus and/or colon, leading to motility disorders, megaesophagus, or megacolon.
Other possible clinical signs are dehydration, inappetence, fecal and urinary retention, megaesophagus, and bronchopneumonia resulting from immobility (SILVA et al., 2008; URIARTE et al., 2010; MOURA et al., 2014).