esophag-, esophago-

(Greek: gullet, throat [passage from the mouth to the stomach], that which carries food; the path along which food travels from the mouth to the stomach)

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esophagoenterostomy
The surgical formation of a direct communication between the esophagus and the small intestine after total gastrectomy.
esophagofundopexy
The surgical fixation of the esophagus to the fundus (bottom or base) of the stomach.

It is often performed to prevent reflux of the gastric contents into the esophagus.

esophagogastrectomy
1. Excision of the esophagus and stomach, usually the distal portion of the esophagus and the proximal (nearer) stomach.
2. The removal of a portion of the lower esophagus and proximal stomach for treatment of neoplasms or strictures of those organs; especially, lesions at or near the cardioesophageal (the cardia or stomach immediately adjacent to and surrounding the cardiac or primary opening of the esophagus of the stomach and the esophagus) junction.
3. Excision of part of the esophagus (especially the lower third) and adjacent stomach tissue.
esophagogastric
A reference to the stomach and the esophagus.
esophago-gastro-duodenoscopy
Endoscopy of the upper alimentary tract.

For endoscopy, a flexible opitical instrument (the endoscope) is inserted through the mouth and advanced into the esophagus, the stomach, and the duodenum (the first part of the small intestine).

Pathologicl changes (diseases, if any) are also evaluated by inflating air into the digestive tract.

esophagogastroduodenoscopy
An examination of the lining of the esophagus, stomach, and upper duodenum with a small camera (flexible endoscope) which is inserted down the throat.
esophagogastroplasty
Plastic repair of the esophagus and stomach; cardioplasty.
esophagogastroscopy
Endoscopic examination of the esophagus and the stomach.
esophagogastrostomy, esophagogastroanastomosis, gastroesophagostomy
Anastomosis of the esophagus to the stomach, usually following esophagogastrectomy.
esophagogram
1. A roentgenogram of the esophagus obtained during esophagraphy.
2. A radiographic record of contrast esophagography or a barium swallow.
esophagography
1. Radiography of the esophagus using swallowed or injected radiopaque contrast media.
2. Roentgenography of the esophagus while or immediately after a patient swallows a positive contrast medium; such as, barium sulfate suspended in water.
3. The technique of obtaining an esophagogram.
esophagojejunogastrostomosis, esophagojejunogastrostomy, gastrojejunoesophagostomy
The surgical interposition of a segment of jejunum (part of the small intestine) between the esophagus and the stomach to preserve alimentary continuity.
esophagojejunoplasty
The surgical repair of a defect in the esophagus by using a segment of jejunum (part of small intestine).
esophagojejunostomy
The surgical creation of a communication between the esophagus and the jejunum.
esophagolaryngectomy
An inaccurate term for esophagopharyngolaryngectomy.

Related "eat, eating" word units: brycho-; esculent-; glutto-; phago-; vor-.

Cross references related to "neck, throat" word families: cervic-; coll-; guttur-; laryng-; nuch-; trachel-.

Cross references of word families that are related directly, or indirectly, to: "food, nutrition, nourishment": alimento-; broma-; carno-; cibo-; esculent-; sitio-; tropho-; Eating Crawling Snacks; Eating: Carnivorous-Plant "Pets"; Eating: Folivory or Leaf Eaters; Eating: Omnivorous.