Flashcards in Esophagus Deck (12):
True or false: in type I hiatal hernia, there is a defect in phrenoesophageal membrane
the phrenoesophageal ligament is stretched but intact
Zenkel's diverticulum is a true or false diverticulum?
which parasite can cause achalasia?
Most common primary esophageal disorder
True or false: left thoracoabdominal approach has excellent exposure of distal esophagus
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
Medical therapy for achalasia
CCB, nitrates, botox
After caustic injury, when is esophagus weakest?
ulceration and granulation phase (3-5 days after, last 10-12 days)
margins for adenocarcinoma
margins for squamous cell carcinoma