By Gaston R. Vantrappen M.D., Agg. H.O., Jan J. Hellemans M.D., Agg. H.O. (auth.)
This ebook goals to be a synthesis of our present wisdom in regards to the general and pathological esophagus. even supposing a few first-class monographs on restricted points of esophageal pathology can be found, a contemporary guide treating the entire of esophageal body structure and pathology is missing. We tried to offer the gathered fabric in the sort of method that even the neophyte within the box wouldn't wander off within the wealth of information. accordingly now we have integrated a few illustrations similar to classical radiological and endoscopic photos, manometric tracings and simple graphs, that may look superfluous for experts yet may be beneficial to the reader who desires to be initiated within the topic. even as we attempted to be rather whole as a way to make to be had to the esophageal professional a ebook of references, to which he can effectively flip while confronted with infrequent ailments or strange physiological or pathophysiological pheno mena. for you to in achieving either goals the authors frequently provide their very own perspective whilst confronted with controversal subject matters, whereas classical in addition to newer positive aspects and ideas are pointed out and diverging reviews discussed.
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Roentgenol. 84, 1045-1055 (1960). Histology and Electron Microscopy v. J. DESMET and G. N. , 1968). Its wall is composed of the four typical layers which characterize the tubular digestive system: the mucous membrane (tunica mucosa), the submucosa (tunica submucosa), the muscularis externa (tunica muscularis), and adventitia (tunica adventitia). 1. Mucous Membrane (Tunica Mucosa) In cross-section the lumen of the empty esophagus has a collapsed stellate appearance, brought about by the presence of seven to ten longitudinal folds of the mucous membrane.
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DESMET and G. N. 7. A Esophageal mucosa, covered by non-keratinizing squamous epithelium. The lamina propria consists of loose areolar connective tissue. E. X 160. B Cardia-type glands in esophageal mucosa, located between squamous epithelium and muscularis mucosae. E. X 64 This stratified squamous epithelium comprises different layers of cells. The basal or germinative layer is made up of cylindrical, basophilic cells and is covered by several intermediate layers of polyhedral cells. The layers show a progressive flattening of the cells, which, however, retain their nucleus.
Diseases of the Esophagus by Gaston R. Vantrappen M.D., Agg. H.O., Jan J. Hellemans M.D., Agg. H.O. (auth.)