This is easily the most focused and comprehensive book available dedicated to the esophagus and its conditions, fully exploring anatomy, physiology, pathology, diagnosis, and treatment. Edited by two former presidents of the ACG and ASG, the world's two largest gastroenterology societies, the text offers approved treatment guidelines from these organizations. This new edition updates all chapters with the latest developments, highlighting advances in diagnostic techniques, and both surgical and drug treatment therapies for esophageal conditions. The new edition also features an electronic component, with searchable text and all figures available in slide format.
List of Contributors, vii Preface, xii Section I Esophageal Symptoms 1 Symptom Overview and Quality of Life, 3 Ryan D. Madanick and Nicholas J. Shaheen 2 Non-Cardiac Chest Pain, 14 Ronnie Fass and Tiberiu Herschcovici 3 Disorders Causing Oropharyngeal Dysphagia, 42 Stephen J. Antonik and Reza Shaker 4 Regurgitation and Rumination, 55 Francisco J. Marrero and Steven S. Shay Section II Esophageal Physiology and Testing 5 Functional Anatomy and Physiology of Swallowing and Esophageal Motility, 65 Nicholas E. Diamant 6 Radiology of the Pharynx and Esophagus, 97 Marc S. Levine and Stephen E. Rubesin 7 Special Endoscopic Imaging and Optical Techniques, 153 Babac Vahabzadeh and Prateek Sharma 8 Esophageal Manometry, 163 Neeraj Sharma and Janice Freeman 9 High-Resolution Manometry and Esophageal Pressure Topography, 183 John E. Pandolfi no and Peter J. Kahrilas 10 Esophageal Testing Using Multichannel Intraluminal Impedance, 201 Marcelo F. Vela and Amit Agrawal 11 Ambulatory Monitoring for Refl ux, 211 Frank Zerbib and Pauline Roumeguere 12 Role of Histology and Cytology in Esophageal Diseases, 230 John R. Goldblum and Xiuli Liu Section III Motility Disorders 13 Achalasia, 257 Joel E. Richter and Jason R. Roberts 14 Non-Achalasia Esophageal Motility Abnormalities, 302 Daniel Pohl, Radu Tutuian, and Donald O. Castell 15 Surgery for Esophageal Motor Disorders, 314 Roger P. Tatum, Brant K. Oelschlager, and Carlos A. Pellegrini 16 Esophageal Webs and Rings, 343 Michael S. Smith 17 Esophageal Diverticula, 351 Francisco J. Marrero and Edgar Achkar 18 Esophageal Involvement in Systemic Diseases, 367 Siva Doma, John M. Wo and Henry P. Parkman Section IV Gastroesophageal Reflux 19 Clinical Spectrum and Diagnosis of Gastroesophageal Refux Disease, 385 Amit Agrawal and Donald O. Castell 20 Hiatus Hernia and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, 394 Albert J. Bredenoord and Andre J. P. M. Smout 21 Pathophysiology of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: Motility Factors, 405 Ravinder K. Mittal 22 Esophageal Epithelial Resistance, 419 Roy C. Orlando 23 Duodenogastroesophageal Refl ux, 434 Daniel Sifrim and Roberto Penagini 24 Role of Helicobacter pylori in Gastroesophageal Refl ux Disease, 456 Peter Malfertheiner and Arne Kandulski 25 Medical Management of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, 462 Philip O. Katz and Ellen M. Stein 26 Endoscopic Therapies for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, 483 Daniel von Renteln, Melina C. Vassiliou and Richard I. Rothstein 27 Barrett's Esophagus, 509 Gary W. Falk 28 Esophageal Strictures, 540 Jason M. Lake and Roy K. H. Wong 29 Gastroesophageal Refl ux Laryngitis, 550 Robert T. Kavitt and Michael F. Vaezi 30 Pulmonary Complications of Gastroesophageal Reflux, 566 Radu Tutuian and Donald O. Castell 31 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in Infants and Children, 578 Carlo Di Lorenzo and Yvan Vandenplas 32 Surgical Treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, 592 Christy M. Dunst and Lee L. Swanstrom 33 Obesity and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, 610 Frank Friedenberg Section V Malignant Disease 34 Tumors of the Esophagus, 623 Susana Gonzalez and Charles J. Lightdale 35 Surgery for Cancer of the Esophagus and Gastroesophageal Junction, 637 Thomas W. Rice Section VI Miscellaneous 36 Eosinophilic Esophagitis, 671 David A. Katzka 37 Foreign Bodies, 689 Andrew Y. Wang and David A. Peura 38 Pill-Induced Esophageal Injury, 707 Patrick E. Young and James Walter Kikendall 39 Esophagitis in the Immunocompromised Host, 724 C. Mel Wilcox 40 Caustic Injuries of the Esophagus, 742 Joseph R. Spiegel 41 Rupture and Perforation of the Esophagus, 753 Harvey Licht and Robert S. Fisher 42 Cutaneous Diseases and the Esophagus, 763 Pamela A. Morganroth,Victoria P. Werth and David A. Katzka 43 Esophageal Disease in Older Patients, 782 Kenneth R. DeVault and Sami R. Achem Index, 815