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Flashcards in Esophagus Deck (12):
1

True or false: in type I hiatal hernia, there is a defect in phrenoesophageal membrane

the phrenoesophageal ligament is stretched but intact

2

Zenkel's diverticulum is a true or false diverticulum?

false diverticulum

3

Killian's area

cricopharyngeus

4

which parasite can cause achalasia?

T. cruzi

5

Most common primary esophageal disorder

nutcracker esophagus

6

True or false: left thoracoabdominal approach has excellent exposure of distal esophagus

true

7

True or false: Sengstaken-Blakemore tube is beneficial in Mallory-Weis tears

Sengstaken-Blakemore tube does not help in Mallory-Weis tears and may lead to esophageal disruption

8

Medical therapy for achalasia

CCB, nitrates, botox

9

After caustic injury, when is esophagus weakest?

ulceration and granulation phase (3-5 days after, last 10-12 days)

10

margins for adenocarcinoma

5 cm

11

margins for squamous cell carcinoma

10 cm

12

esophageal web is associated with what drug

FeSO4