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Esophageal Diseases
An Atlas of Investigation and Management

Michael Fredrick Vaezi
128 pages, Color Illustrations (4 Color), Hardcover, 9 x 12"
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Esophageal diseases are among the most commonly seen disorders in the practice of internists, gastroenterologists, and surgeons around the world. This atlas provides clinically relevant information on the anatomy, physiology, and diseases of the esophagus. The book also features a detailed review of esophageal testing. This includes commonly employed methods, such as endoscopy, barium testing, manometry, and pH monitoring, as well as newer modalities, such a endoscopic ultrasound, impedence,and Bravo pH testing. Both the diagnosis and treatment of common and uncommon manifestations of esophageal disorders are covered in-depth, with each disorder illustrated by representative images supported by succinct explanatory text. This atlas will prove to be a useful reference for both clinical practioners and trainees.

  • Normal Esophageal Anatomy and Physiology
    Gross Anatomy
    Anatomy of the Esophageal Wall
    Esophageal Innervation
  • Esophageal Testing
    Endoscopic Ultrasound
    Barium Swallow
    Esophageal Manometry
    Ambulatory Monitoring
  • Esophageal Symptom Assessment
    Typical Symptoms
    Atypical Symptoms
    Oropharyngeal Dysphagia
  • Esophageal Disease States
    Non-achalasia Motility Disorders
    Webs and Rings
    Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
    Extra-esophageal GERD
    Barrett's Esophagus
    Hiatal Hernia
    Foreign Body
    Pill-Induced Injury
    Infectious Esophagitis
    Caustic Injury
    Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastroenterology Society Guidelines
  • Index

About The Author

Michael Fredrick Vaezi

Michael Fredrick Vaezi, MD, PhD, is currently a Professor of Medicine at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in the division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. He is the Director of Clinical Affairs for the division and Director of Center for Swallowing and Esophageal Disorders and Director of Clinical Research.