One type of esophageal motility disorder is achalasia (ak-uh-lā´-zhuh). Achalasia occurs when the nerves in the esophagus degenerate. As a result, the muscles.
The swallowing apparatus consists of the pharynx, upper esophageal ( cricopharyngeal) sphincter, the body of the esophagus, and the lower esophageal.
Tracheomalacia is a rare condition that happens when the cartilage of the windpipe, or trachea, is soft, weak and floppy. The major symptoms in adults are.
The function of the esophagus (food tube) is to transport food from the mouth to the stomach. Synchronized (peristaltic) contractions follow each.
Megasophagus, also known as esophageal dilatation, is a disorder of the esophagus in humans and other mammals, whereby the esophagus becomes.