The cause is a weakness of the sphincter muscle between the esophagus and stomach.
This allows the doctor to look at the esophagus and the stomach through a scope to be sure the stomach is healthy.
For an endoscopy, a thin tube with a tiny camera inside it is put down your throat and into your esophagus so the doctor can look at it.
Food enters the mouth and travels through the esophagus to the stomach, located in the upper abdomen.
The suture line is where the surgeon has sewn the remaining esophagus to the stomach or bowel.
Patients can also bleed into muscles, into the esophagus , or into the stomach or intestine.
In babies with esophageal atresia, the esophagus comes to a dead end instead of connecting to the stomach.
It is the backward flow of acid from the stomach up into the esophagus .
Esophageal foreign bodies can damage the esophagus and lead to strictures.
Repeated exposure of the esophagus to stomach contents leads to esophagitis.