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By Gregory N. Postma, Peter C. Belafsky, Jonathan E. Aviv

Written via leaders within the rising zone of transnasal esophagoscopy (TNE), this full-color atlas is the 1st entire how-to reference in this know-how. The authors outline the indicators for the method, offer step by step directions on strategy, and describe the entire diversity of anatomy and pathology visible in the course of TNE examinations. significant sections concentrate on disease-specific functions of TNE, together with esophagitis, webs and jewelry, hiatal hernia, Barrett's metaplasia, neoplasia, and miscellaneous esophageal difficulties reminiscent of overseas our bodies, diverticula, caustic accidents, and varices. greater than a hundred full-color endoscopic photos depict either basic esophageal anatomy and abnormalities as obvious throughout the endoscope.

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They generally represent old granulomatous disease that retracts the esophageal wall. They are usually diagnosed incidentally during a contrast esophagram (Fig. 3). Epiphrenic diverticula are often associated with esophageal motility disorders such as achalasia or diffuse esophageal spasm. Such diverticula can also develop proximal to esophageal strictures (Fig. 4). 2 Postsurgical scarring adjacent to the lumen of the esophagus, allowing the diversion of some food into the pouch. 3 An asymptomatic epiphrenic diverticulum seen during esophageal screening in a patient with gastroesophageal and laryngopharyngeal reflux.

5A,B). In addition, the esophageal mucosa will often be friable and notable for an area of central ulceration with surrounding raised edges. The changes in the esophageal mucosa may appear more subtle, with color change or change in elevation of a segment of the tissue relative to the surrounding mucosa (20). 5 A. Advanced esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. B. Size of the tumor seen with retroflexion. Adenocarcinoma Adenocarcinoma of the esophagus has had a marked increase in incidence in the United States and Western Europe over the past three decades.

There is salmon-colored mucosa with raised nodules and without ulceration. 8 A. Ulcerated esophageal adenocarcinoma. There is no evidence of Barrett's epithelium; what is seen is frank ulceration and esophageal narrowing. Contrast with (B), showing submucosal spread of a squamous cell carcinoma. 68 References 1. Fleischer DE, Haddad NG. Neoplasms of the esophagus. In: Castell DO, Richter JE, eds. The esophagus. 3rd ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Williams; 1999:239â 252. 2. Rice TW. Benign esophageal tumors: esophagoscopy and endoscopic esophageal ultrasound.

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