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Esophagitis
An inflammation of the esophagus, the structure though which food reaches the stomach from the mouth. Common causes include infection, chronic reflux, alcoholism, radiation therapy, and certain allergic conditions.
Esophageal cancer
A malignant transformation of the tissues of the esophagus, the tube that takes food from the mouth to the stomach. Risk factors include smoking, alcohol, and gastric reflux disease.
Esophageal varices
Abnormal, enlarged veins in the lower part of the esophagus, the tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach. These most commonly occur when blood flow to the liver is blocked, leading to backup in the esophageal veins. Causes include severe liver disease, blood clots, and certain parasitic infections. This is very dangerous, due to risk of life threatening bleeding.
Esophageal dilatation
Esophageal dilatation is a therapeutic endoscopic procedure that enlarges the lumen of the esophagus.
Injection or ligation of esophageal varices

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