Pharyngoesophageal Interrelationships

  • Bronwyn Jones
  • Martin W. Donner

Abstract

How do the esophagus and the pharynx interrelate (1)? What (if any) are the feedback mechanisms that control peristalsis? Are there any reflexes that cause the cricopharyngeal muscle to hypertrophy, or cause raised upper esophageal sphincter (UES) pressure or tension? Does esophagopharyngeal regurgitation of gastric acid harm the pharynx and can this result in dysphagia? This chapter hopes to answer these questions, or at least provide hypotheses on the subject of pharyngoesophageal interrelationships.

Keywords

Heller Myotomy Piriform Sinus Cricopharyngeal Muscle Pharyngeal Dysphagia Antireflux Therapy 
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  • Martin W. Donner

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