Megaesophagus

Dr Mohamed Saber and Dr Henry Knipe et al.

Megaesophagus or diffuse esophageal dilatation can be caused by a variety of conditions. 

Pathology

Etiology

Some of the more common causes are given below 1-3:

Differential diagnosis

Oesophageal pathology

Article information

rID: 43071
Section: Gamuts
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Megaoesophagi
  • Megaoesophaguses
  • Megaesophagus
  • Megaoesophagus
  • Mega-esophagus
  • Diffuse oesophageal dilatation
  • Diffuse esophageal dilatation

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: achalasia
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  • Case 2: secondary to gastric band
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  • Case 3: severe esophageal dilatation
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  • Case 4: obstructing gastric band
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  • Case 5: Chagas disease
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  • Case 6: achalasia
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