Gastroenterology and the Elderly

  • Thomas W. Sheehy


Esophageal disorders, such as esophageal motility disorders, infections, tumors, and other diseases, are common in the elderly. In the elderly, dysphagia usually implies organic disease. There are two types: (1) pre-esophageal and (2) esophageal. Both are further subdivided into motor (neuromuscular) or structural (intrinsic and extrinsic) lesions.1


Irritable Bowel Syndrome Peptic Ulcer Acute Pancreatitis Gastric Ulcer Acute Pancreatitis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas W. Sheehy
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Medicine, Department of MedicineThe University of Alabama in BirminghamBirminghamUSA
  2. 2.Medical ServicesVeterans Administration Medical CenterBirminghamUSA

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