Esophageal Diseases: Evaluation and Treatment by P. Marco Fisichella, Marco E. Allaix, Mario Morino, Marco G.

By P. Marco Fisichella, Marco E. Allaix, Mario Morino, Marco G. Patti

This undertaking will disguise the analysis and therapy of esophageal illnesses in a concise and easy-to-read structure. Pathophysiology, diagnostic review, therapy and methods for warding off and dealing with issues are integrated and established either on evidence-based information and the adventure of the Editors and the roster of overseas members. every one bankruptcy will describe the present diagnostic and administration techniques of the sickness procedure and simplified operative ways with suitable technical issues may be defined in an simply comprehensible demeanour for the categorical target market. The textual content may be illustrated all through through effortless to appreciate representation line graphs that depict primary anatomic or technical rules.

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21. Patti MG, Waxman I. Gastroesophageal reflux disease: from heartburn to cancer. World J Gastroenterol. 2010;16:3743–4. 22. Patti MG, Gorodner MV, Galvani C, et al. Spectrum of esophageal motility disorders: implications for diagnosis and treatment. Arch Surg. 2005;140:442–8. 23. SAGES Guidelines Committee. Guidelines for the management of hiatal hernia. Surg Endosc. 2013;27(12):4409–28. 24. Soares R, Herbella FA, Prachand VN, Ferguson MK, Patti MG. Epiphrenic diverticulum of the esophagus: from pathophysiology to treatment.

This thoracoabdominal gradient must be counterbalanced by the valve mechanism previously described, interposed between the esophagus and the stomach. An increase in abdominal (intragastric) pressure or a decrease in thoracic pressure (becoming more “negative”) may alter this and lead to GERD (Fig. 6). Obesity is probably the main cause for GERD due to increased abdominal pressure. It has been shown that there is a dose-response relationship between increasing body mass index (BMI) and prevalence of GERD and its complications.

Salvatore S, Vandenplas Y. Gastro-esophageal reflux disease and motility disorders. Best Pract Res Clin Gastroenterol. 2003;17(2):163–79. Relevant paper on esophageal motility. Discusses the epidemiology, natural history, pathophysiology and esophageal motility, focusing on the differences between different age groups. 14. Shafik A, Shafik I, El-Sibai O, Shafik AA. On the pathogenesis of gastroesophageal reflux: the concept of gastroesophageal dyssynergia. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2005;130:401–7.

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