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PMID:  22488663     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Megaesophagus is a disorder of the esophagus characterized by diffuse dilation and decreased peristalsis. It is classified into congenital and acquired forms. Gastrointestinal, endocrine, immune-mediated, neuromuscular, paraneoplastic, and toxic disorders have been associated with acquired megaesophagus. Common clinical signs of megaesophagus are regurgitation, weight loss, coughing, and halitosis. Most cases of megaesophagus can be diagnosed using thoracic radiography; however, diagnosing the underlying cause requires a thorough history and additional diagnostics. The treatment, management, and prognosis of megaesophagus vary greatly depending on the underlying cause.
Sacha Mace; G Diane Shelton; Susan Eddlestone
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Compendium (Yardley, PA)     Volume:  34     ISSN:  1940-8315     ISO Abbreviation:  Compend Contin Educ Vet     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-04-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101290247     Medline TA:  Compend Contin Educ Vet     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E1-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Veterinary Specialty Center of the Hudson Valley.
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