Disorders of the Esophagus

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Aug 27 2018 24 mins   7
GERD Relaxation of lower esophageal sphincter allows for reflux=mucosal injury Symptoms: Heartburn! Often 30-60 minutes postprandial Worse when lying down (increases pressure on LES) Cough Diagnosis: Clinical Endoscopy (aka EGD esophagogastroduodenoscopy) if persistent or concerned about complications 24 hour ambulatory pH monitoring: gold standard Invasive Management: Lifestyle Modifications: Small meals Avoid being supine for 3 … Continue reading Disorders of the Esophagus