International Medical Journal, Vol. 13., Iss. 1, 2007, P. 74−79.
PATHOPHYSIOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF FUNCTIONAL DISORDERS OF ESOPHAGOGASTRIC JUNCTION
Kharkiv Medical Academy of Post−graduate Education, Kharkiv, Ukraine
Modern ideas about the physiology of esophagogastric junction are featured. The pathophysiological phenomena causing its function disturbances in gastroesophageal reflux disease and cardia achalasia are described. Main surgical techniques in these diseases are presented.
Key words: esophagogastric junction, physiology, reflux disease, cardia achalasia, surgical treatment.