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Oesophageal Disease Motility Notes

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This is an extract of our Oesophageal Disease Motility document, which we sell as part of our Gastrointestinal Disease Notes collection written by the top tier of University Of Leicester students.

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Oesophageal disease Benign oesophageal strictures Most common cause = GORD causing peptic stricture Other causes
- Ingestion of corrosives
- Radiotherapy
- Variceal sclerosis
- Prolonged nasogastric tube insertion Main symptom = dysphagia Usually treated by dilatation Surgery if necessary Oesophageal Tumours
- Squamous cell carcinoma o Middle 1/3 of oesophagus o Risk factors = smoking, alcohol, achalasia, coeliac disease
- Adenocarcinoma o Lower 1/3 oesophagus and cardia of stomach o Risk factors = Barrett's, GORD, smoking, obesity Clinical features
- Dysphagia (progressive and unrelenting)
- Weight loss + anaemia
- Aspiration and coughing Investigations
- Endoscopy
- Barium swallow
- TNM staging o CT/MRI - local invasion, lymph node involvement Management
- Surgery (best chance of cure - but only if not spread outside oesophageal wall) (Ivor Lewis Oesophagectomy)
- Palliative radiotherapy
- Neoadjuvant chemotherapy
- Dilatation and stent for palliation

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