© 1974

Diseases of the Esophagus


Part of the Handbuch der inneren Medizin book series (INNEREN, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages II-XXVII
  2. Basic Data

    1. G. Fransen, P. Valembois
      Pages 1-16
    2. V. J. Desmet, G. N. Tytgat
      Pages 17-39
    3. J. Hellemans, G. Vantrappen
      Pages 40-102
  3. Diagnostic Procedures

    1. D. A. W. Edwards
      Pages 103-118
    2. J. Pringot, E. Ponette
      Pages 119-203
    3. P. Housset, A. Simoens, Ch. Debray
      Pages 204-217
    4. F. Vilardell
      Pages 218-234
    5. W. Pelemans, E. C. Texter Jr.
      Pages 235-245
    6. W. Pelemans, G. Vantrappen
      Pages 246-252
    7. J. Janssens, G. Vantrappen
      Pages 253-261
    8. W. Pelemans, G. Vantrappen
      Pages 262-265
    9. J. Janssens, J. Hellemans
      Pages 266-269
    10. J. Hellemans, G. Vantrappen, J. Janssens
      Pages 270-285
  4. Motility Disturbances of the Esophagus

    1. G. Vantrappen, J. Hellemans
      Pages 287-354
    2. G. Vantrappen, J. Hellemans
      Pages 355-366
    3. D. A. W. Edwards
      Pages 367-371
    4. J. Hellemans, G. Vantrappen
      Pages 372-378
    5. J. De Schryver, J. Hellemans
      Pages 379-382
    6. J. Hellemans, G. Vantrappen
      Pages 383-393

About this book


This book aims to be a synthesis of our current knowledge about the normal and pathological esophagus. Although a number of excellent monographs on limited aspects of esophageal pathology are available, a recent handbook treating the whole of esophageal physiology and pathology is lacking. We attempted to present the collected material in such a way that even the neophyte in the field would not get lost in the wealth of data. For this reason we have included a number of illustrations such as classical radiological and endoscopic images, manometric tracings and uncomplicated graphs, which may seem superfluous for specialists but will be helpful to the reader who wants to be initiated in the subject. At the same time we tried to be fairly complete so as to make available to the esophageal specialist a book of references, to which he can readily turn when faced with rare diseases or unusual physiological or pathophysiological pheno­ mena. In order to achieve both aims the authors often give their own point of view when faced with controversal topics, while classical as well as more recent features and concepts are mentioned and diverging opinions discussed.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Medical ResearchUniversity of LeuvenLeuvenBelgium
  2. 2.Gastrointestinal Unit, Department of MedicineAkademisch Ziekenhuis St. RafaëlLeuvenBelgium
  3. 3.Geriatric Unit, Department of MedicineAkademisch Ziekenhuis St. RafaëlLeuvenBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Diseases of the Esophagus
  • Authors G. Vantrappen
    J. Hellemans
  • Series Title Handbuch der inneren Medizin
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1974
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-07054-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-86431-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-86429-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXVII, 877
  • Number of Illustrations 295 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Gastroenterology
    Internal Medicine
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