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Progress in Esophagology

Progress in Esophagology Abstract The progress that has taken place in esophagology has been due to several factors. There is a better understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the esophagus. New instruments have been invented. Anesthesiology has progressed, with great benefit to the esophagologist and thoracic surgeon. Improved local and general anesthetic agents are available. The development of chemotherapy and antibiotic therapy has been an important factor in the management of infections associated with endoscopic or surgical procedures on the esophagus. There has been a combined effort by the esophagologist, gastroenterologist, radiologist, and thoracic surgeon to solve the problems of patients who have disease of the esophagus. In this paper the factors which are thought to represent progress in esophagology in the last decade are discussed. The scope of the subject is so vast that, in many instances, important material can only be mentioned without going into detail. INTRODUCTION One of the pleasures References 1. References 5 and 6. 2. References 1 and 10. 3. Holinger, P. H.; Johnston, K. C.; Potts, W. J., and da Cunha, F.: The Conservative and Surgical Management of Benign Strictures of the Esophagus , J. Thoracic Surg. 28:345, 1954. 4. Baker, D. C.; Flood, C. A., and Ferrer, J. M.: Postoperative Esophageal Stenosis , Ann. Otol. Rhin. & Laryng. 63:1082, 1954. 5. The Importance of the Esophagogastric Valve Mechanism in Surgery of the Stomach and Esophagus, Editorial , Surg. Gynec. & Obst. 94:502, 1952. 6. Lerche, W.: The Esophagus and Pharynx in Action , Springfield, Ill., Charles C Thomas, Publisher, 1950. 7. Butin, J. W.; Olsen, A. M., and Moersch, H. J.: A Study of Esophageal Pressure in Normal Persons and Patients with Cardiospasm , Gastroenterology 23:278, 1953. 8. Sanchez, G. C.; Kramer, P., and Ingelfinger, F. J.: Motor Mechanisms of the Esophagus, Particularly of Its Distal Portion , Gastroenterology 25:321, 1953. 9. Templeton, F. E.: X-Ray Examination of the Stomach , Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1944. 10. Templeton, F. E.: Movements of the Esophagus in the Presence of Cardiospasm and Other Esophageal Diseases , Gastroenterology 10:96, 1948. 11. Ochsner, A., and DeBakey, M.: Surgical Treatment of Achalasia of Esophagus , Surg. Gynec. & Obst. 72:290, 1941. 12. Hawthorne, H. R., and Nemir, P., Jr.: The Surgical Management of Achalasia of the Esophagus , Gastroenterology 25:349, 1953. 13. Flood, C. A.; Wells, J., and Baker, D. C.: Insufficiency of Cardia in Hiatus Hernia , Gastroenterology 25:364, 1953. 14. Flood, C. A.; Wells, J., and Baker, D. C.: Esophageal Reflux in Simple Heartburn , Gastroenterology 28:28, 1955. 15. Jackson, C., and Jackson, C. L.: Bronchoesophagology , Philadelphia, W. B. Saunders Company, 1950. 16. Palmer, E. D.: Subacute Erosive ("Peptic") Esophagitis , A. M. A. Arch. Path. 59:51, 1955. 17. Hufford, A. R.: Flexi-Rigid, Optical Esophagoscope , Gastroenterology 12:779, 1949. 18. Equen, M. S.: A New Magnet for the Removal of Foreign Bodies from the Food and Air Passages , Ann. Otol. Rhin. & Laryng. 53:775, 1944. 19. Putney, F. J., and Clerf, L. H.: Epiphrenic Esophageal Diverticulum , Ann. Otol. Rhin. & Laryng. 62:803, 1953. 20. Palmer, E. D.: The Esophagus and Its Diseases , New York, Paul B. Hoeber, Inc., 1952, p. 299. 21. Smith, V. M.; Compton, J. R., and Palmer, E. D.: Cortisone and Acute Lye Corrosion of the Esophagus , A. M. A. Arch. Otolaryng. 58:235, 1953. 22. Rosenberg, N.; Kunderman, P. J.; Vroman, L., and Moolten, S. E.: Prevention of Experimental Esophageal Stricture by Cortisone: II. Control of Suppurative Complications by Penicillin , A. M. A. Arch. Surg. 66:593, 1953. 23. Sengstaken, R. W., and Blakemore, A. H.: Balloon Tamponage for the Control of Hemorrhage from Esophageal Varices , Ann. Surg. 131:781, 1950. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png A.M.A. Archives of Otolaryngology American Medical Association

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Abstract The progress that has taken place in esophagology has been due to several factors. There is a better understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the esophagus. New instruments have been invented. Anesthesiology has progressed, with great benefit to the esophagologist and thoracic surgeon. Improved local and general anesthetic agents are available. The development of chemotherapy and antibiotic therapy has been an important factor in the management of infections associated with endoscopic or surgical procedures on the esophagus. There has been a combined effort by the esophagologist, gastroenterologist, radiologist, and thoracic surgeon to solve the problems of patients who have disease of the esophagus. In this paper the factors which are thought to represent progress in esophagology in the last decade are discussed. The scope of the subject is so vast that, in many instances, important material can only be mentioned without going into detail. INTRODUCTION One of the pleasures References 1. References 5 and 6. 2. References 1 and 10. 3. Holinger, P. H.; Johnston, K. C.; Potts, W. J., and da Cunha, F.: The Conservative and Surgical Management of Benign Strictures of the Esophagus , J. Thoracic Surg. 28:345, 1954. 4. Baker, D. C.; Flood, C. A., and Ferrer, J. M.: Postoperative Esophageal Stenosis , Ann. Otol. Rhin. & Laryng. 63:1082, 1954. 5. The Importance of the Esophagogastric Valve Mechanism in Surgery of the Stomach and Esophagus, Editorial , Surg. Gynec. & Obst. 94:502, 1952. 6. Lerche, W.: The Esophagus and Pharynx in Action , Springfield, Ill., Charles C Thomas, Publisher, 1950. 7. Butin, J. W.; Olsen, A. M., and Moersch, H. J.: A Study of Esophageal Pressure in Normal Persons and Patients with Cardiospasm , Gastroenterology 23:278, 1953. 8. Sanchez, G. C.; Kramer, P., and Ingelfinger, F. J.: Motor Mechanisms of the Esophagus, Particularly of Its Distal Portion , Gastroenterology 25:321, 1953. 9. Templeton, F. E.: X-Ray Examination of the Stomach , Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1944. 10. Templeton, F. E.: Movements of the Esophagus in the Presence of Cardiospasm and Other Esophageal Diseases , Gastroenterology 10:96, 1948. 11. Ochsner, A., and DeBakey, M.: Surgical Treatment of Achalasia of Esophagus , Surg. Gynec. & Obst. 72:290, 1941. 12. Hawthorne, H. R., and Nemir, P., Jr.: The Surgical Management of Achalasia of the Esophagus , Gastroenterology 25:349, 1953. 13. Flood, C. A.; Wells, J., and Baker, D. C.: Insufficiency of Cardia in Hiatus Hernia , Gastroenterology 25:364, 1953. 14. Flood, C. A.; Wells, J., and Baker, D. C.: Esophageal Reflux in Simple Heartburn , Gastroenterology 28:28, 1955. 15. Jackson, C., and Jackson, C. L.: Bronchoesophagology , Philadelphia, W. B. Saunders Company, 1950. 16. Palmer, E. D.: Subacute Erosive ("Peptic") Esophagitis , A. M. A. Arch. Path. 59:51, 1955. 17. Hufford, A. R.: Flexi-Rigid, Optical Esophagoscope , Gastroenterology 12:779, 1949. 18. Equen, M. S.: A New Magnet for the Removal of Foreign Bodies from the Food and Air Passages , Ann. Otol. Rhin. & Laryng. 53:775, 1944. 19. Putney, F. J., and Clerf, L. H.: Epiphrenic Esophageal Diverticulum , Ann. Otol. Rhin. & Laryng. 62:803, 1953. 20. Palmer, E. D.: The Esophagus and Its Diseases , New York, Paul B. Hoeber, Inc., 1952, p. 299. 21. Smith, V. M.; Compton, J. R., and Palmer, E. D.: Cortisone and Acute Lye Corrosion of the Esophagus , A. M. A. Arch. Otolaryng. 58:235, 1953. 22. Rosenberg, N.; Kunderman, P. J.; Vroman, L., and Moolten, S. E.: Prevention of Experimental Esophageal Stricture by Cortisone: II. Control of Suppurative Complications by Penicillin , A. M. A. Arch. Surg. 66:593, 1953. 23. Sengstaken, R. W., and Blakemore, A. H.: Balloon Tamponage for the Control of Hemorrhage from Esophageal Varices , Ann. Surg. 131:781, 1950.

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A.M.A. Archives of OtolaryngologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Dec 1, 1955

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