Medical Definition of Oesophageal cancer

1. Cancer of the oesophagus (the swallowing tube that passes from the throat to the stomach). The risk of cancer of the oesophagus is increased by long-term irritation of the oesophagus such as with smoking, heavy alcohol intake, and Barrett's oesophagitis. Cancer of the oesophagus can cause difficulty and pain with swallowing solid food. Diagnosis of oesophageal cancer can be made by barium X-ray of the oesophagus, and confirmed by endoscopy with biopsy of the cancer tissue. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Oesophageal Cancer

oesophageal achalasia
oesophageal acidity test
oesophageal and gastric varices
oesophageal arteries
oesophageal branches
oesophageal branches of the inferior thyroid artery
oesophageal branches of the left gastric artery
oesophageal branches of the recurrent laryngeal nerve
oesophageal branches of the thoracic aorta
oesophageal branches of the vagus nerve
oesophageal cancer (current term)
oesophageal carcinoma
oesophageal carcinoma: types
oesophageal carcinoma risk factors
oesophageal constrictions
oesophageal diverticula
oesophageal diverticulum
oesophageal dysmotility
oesophageal dysrhythmia
oesophageal filling defect
oesophageal fistula
oesophageal glands
oesophageal hiatus
oesophageal impression

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