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Esophagogastric junction

esophagogastric junction e·soph·a·go·gas·tric junction (ĭ-sŏf’ə-gō-gās’trĭk)
The line at the cardiac orifice of the stomach where there is a transition from the stratified squamous epithelium of the esophagus to the simple columnar epithelium of the stomach.


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    esophagogastroanastomosis e·soph·a·go·gas·tro·a·nas·to·mo·sis (ĭ-sŏf’ə-gō-gās’trō-ə-nās’tə-mō’sĭs) n. See esophagogastrostomy.

  • Esophagogastroplasty

    esophagogastroplasty e·soph·a·go·gas·tro·plas·ty (ĭ-sŏf’ə-gō-gās’trə-plās’tē) n. Surgical repair of the cardiac sphincter of the stomach. Also called cardioplasty.

  • Esophagogastrostomy

    esophagogastrostomy e·soph·a·go·gas·tros·to·my (ĭ-sŏf’ə-gō-gā-strŏs’tə-mē) n. Surgical anastomosis of the esophagus to the stomach, usually following esophagogastrectomy. Also called esophagogastroanastomosis.

  • Esophagogram

    esophagogram e·soph·a·go·gram (ĭ-sŏf’ə-gə-grām’) n. A radiograph of the esophagus obtained during esophagography.

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