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oesophagusoe‧soph‧a‧gus British English, esophagus American English /ɪˈsɒfəɡəs $ ɪˈsɑː-/ noun (plural oesophaguses or oesophagi /-ɡaɪ/) [countable]  HBthe tube which food passes down from your mouth to your stomach digestive system at digestive
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oesophagusOnly six patients were previously known to have a columnar lined oesophagus.Gillen etal compared 25 patients with oesophagitis in a single group with 24 Barrett's oesophagus patients.The second aim was to relate the effects of acid and alkaline exposure to the development of complications in Barrett's oesophagus.Controversy exists over the influence of medical or surgical treatment of gastro-oesophageal reflux on Barrett's oesophagus.Hiatus hernia was absent in only one of the nine patients with Barrett's oesophagus.Barrett's oesophagus represents a metaplastic transformation of the normal squamous cell epithelium of the lower tubular oesophagus into columnar epithelium.A wide variation among subjects was also seen in the total amount of food refluxed into the oesophagus.All subjects included in the study were healthy young persons without any symptoms related to the oesophagus.
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