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Digestive System

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Diseases: Anal and Rectal Diseases | Appendicitis | Bile Duct Diseases | Eosinophilic Disorders | Esophageal Diseases | Gallbladder Diseases | Hepatitis | Hernia | Intestinal Diseases | Liver Diseases | Malabsorption Syndromes | Pancreatic Diseases | Peritoneal Diseases | Stomach Diseases

Symptoms: Abdominal Pain | Bleeding | Constipation | Diarrhea | Gas | Heartburn | Hiccups | Indigestion | Vomiting

Other Topics: General Digestive System | Anatomy | Diagnostic Procedures | Digestive Organ Transplantation | Surgery


Esophageal Diseases

(Jump to: General Information |Difficulty Swallowing (Dysphagia) | Injury | Obstruction | Spasm | Surgery

Esophageal Diseases: Achalasia | Barrett's Esophagus | Diverticula | Esophagitis | Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) | Hiatal Hernia | Tumors | Varices )

General Information
Introduction to Esophageal Disorders:Merck Manual, Home Edition
Abnormal Propulsion of Food:Merck Manual, Home Edition
Esophagus Disorders:MedlinePlus


Esophageal Surgery
Esophageal Dilation:ASGE
See also treatment of specific Esophageal disorders below


Achalasia
Achalasia and Esophageal Motility Disorders:Society of Thoracic Surgeons
Achalasia:IFFGD
Achalasia:UpToDate Patient Information
Esophageal Achalasia:SSAT


Barrett's Esophagus
Barrett's Esophagus:Society of Thoracic Surgeons
Monitoring and Treatment of Barrett’s Esophagus:UpToDate Patient Information
Management of Barrett's Esophagus:SSAT


Dysphagia (Difficulty in Swallowing)
General Information
Dysphagia:NIDCD
Swallowing Trouble:American Academy of Otolaryngology
Hard to Swallow:Muscular Dystrophy Association
Swallowing Disorders in Adults:American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Feeding and Swallowing Disorders in Children:American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Swallowing Disorders:MedlinePlus
Treatment
Overviews
Swallowing Therapy:New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
Diet Modifications
Meals for Easy Swallowing:Muscular Dystrophy Association


Esophagitis (Inflammation of the Esophagus)
Esophagitis:Cleveland Clinic
See also Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders, Eosinophilic Esophagitis


Esophageal Diverticula
Zenker's Diverticulum:Columbia University


Esophageal Injury
Injury to the Esophagus:Merck Manual, Home Edition


Esophageal Obstruction
Obstruction of the Esophagus:Merck Manual, Home Edition
Plummer-Vinson Syndrome / Esophageal Web:MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia


Esophageal Spasm
Esophageal Spasms:Mayo Clinic


Esophageal Tumors
Esophageal Cancer, see Cancer, Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal Tumors That Are Noncancerous:Merck Manual, Home Edition

Esophageal Varices (Enlarged Veins)
Esophageal Varices:Mayo Clinic


Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
General Information
Heartburn and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease:NIDDK
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in Adults:UpToDate Patient Information
Bile Reflux:Mayo Clinic
Laryngeal Reflux, see Ears, Nose and Throat, Laryngeal and Voice Disorders
GERD:MedlinePlus
GERD in Infants, Children and Adolescents
Gastroesophageal Reflux in Children and Adolescents:NIDDK
Gastroesophageal Reflux in Infants:NIDDK
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease / Heartburn (in infants):Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
Treatment
Overviews
Treatment Options for GERD or Acid Reflux Disease: A Review of the Research for Adults: AHRQ
Medication
Proton Pump Inhibitors:Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs
See also Heartburn
Surgery
Surgical Treatment of Reflux Esophagitis:SSAT
Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux (GERD) Surgery:SAGES


Hiatal Hernia
General Information
Hiatal Hernia:Mayo Clinic
Hiatal Hernia:MedlinePlus
Treatment
Hiatal Hernia Repair:MedlinePlus Encyclopedia


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