Descriptor English: Esophagus
Descriptor Spanish: Esófago
Descriptor esófago
Scope note: Conducto muscular de longitud aproximada de 24 cm que se extiende desde la faringe hasta el estómago. Es la parte más estrecha del tubo digestivo, situándose su zona más estenosada en el punto en el que atraviesa el diafragma. Está constituido por una capa fibrosa, una capa muscular y está tapizado por una membrana mucosa. (Diccionario Mosby. 5a ed. Madrid: Harcourt España, 2000, p.479).
Descriptor Portuguese: Esôfago
Descriptor French: Oesophage
Tree number(s): A03.556.875.500
RDF Unique Identifier:
Scope note: The muscular membranous segment between the PHARYNX and the STOMACH in the UPPER GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT.
Annotation: /blood supply: ESOPHAGEAL AND GASTRIC VARICES is available: see note there; /surg: consider also ESOPHAGECTOMY; ESOPHAGOPLASTY; or ESOPHAGOSTOMY; inflammation = ESOPHAGITIS; hemorrhage = ESOPHAGEAL DISEASES (IM) + GASTROINTESTINAL HEMORRHAGE (NIM); rupture: index under ESOPHAGUS /inj (IM) + RUPTURE (NIM) or ESOPHAGEAL DISEASES (IM) + RUPTURE, SPONTANEOUS (NIM); peristalsis of the esophagus = ESOPHAGUS /physiol (IM) + PERISTALSIS (NIM); esophageal intubation = ESOPHAGUS (IM) + INTUBATION (IM); esophageal obturator airway = ESOPHAGUS (IM) + INTUBATION /instrum (IM)
Allowable Qualifiers: AB abnormalities
AH anatomy & histology
BS blood supply
CH chemistry
CY cytology
DE drug effects
DG diagnostic imaging
EM embryology
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
IM immunology
IN injuries
IR innervation
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PA pathology
PH physiology
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
SU surgery
TR transplantation
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Related: Esophagectomy MeSH
Esophagoplasty MeSH
Esophagoscopy MeSH
Esophagostomy MeSH
DeCS ID: 5036
Unique ID: D004947
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2005/07/13
Esophagus - Preferred
Concept UI M0007761
Scope note The muscular membranous segment between the PHARYNX and the STOMACH in the UPPER GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT.
Preferred term Esophagus

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