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Anillo esofágico inferior - Overview

Nombres alternativos

Anillo esofagogástrico; Anillo de Schatzki

Definición:

Es un anillo anormal de tejido que se forma en la parte donde se encuentran el esófago (el tubo que va de la boca al estómago) y el estómago.

Causas, incidencia y factores de riesgo:

Un anillo esofágico inferior es una anomalía congénita del esófago que ocurre en el 4% de las personas. Éste causa estrechamiento de la parte inferior del esófago.

El estrechamiento del esófago también puede ser causado por:

  • Reviewed last on: 11/11/2010
  • David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; and George F. Longstreth, MD, Department of Gastroenterology, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, San Diego, California. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

Referencias

Long JD, Orlando RC. Anatomy, histology, embryology, and developmental anomalies of the esophagus. In: Feldman M, Friedman LS, Brandt LJ, eds. Sleisenger and Fordtran's Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease. 9th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier;2010: chap 41.

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