Related Conditions and Treatments
BRAVO pH Test
The BRAVO pH test measures acidity in the esophagus and helps diagnose gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
Barrett's esophagus is a precancerous condition that results from chronic inflammation.
Dilation is a procedure that stretches the tissues in and around the esophagus to help children swallow normally.
Esophageal atresia (EA) is a rare birth defect in which a baby is born without part of the esophagus (the tube that connects the mouth to the stomach).
Esophageal Injury and Trauma
Esophageal injury and trauma can lead to esophageal strictures and other problems.
Esophageal manometry is a procedure in which a small flexible tube is placed into the nose and passed into the esophagus.
An esophageal stricture is a narrowing of the esophagus, the tube that connects the mouth to the stomach.
The Foker process is an innovative procedure that is used to treat some forms of esophageal atresia.
Jejunal interposition replaces the missing section of a child's esophagus with a section of the jejunum.
A tracheal diverticulum is a pouch in the trachea (windpipe).
A tracheoesophageal fistula is when there is an abnormal connection between the esophagus and the trachea.
Tracheomalacia is the collapse of the airway when breathing.
A vascular ring occurs when a child’s aorta — the body’s largest blood vessel — or its branches form abnormally.