oesophagus oesophagus

Definition(s):

  • (n) the passage between the pharynx and the stomach

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  • Soon after reaching this point he was admitted to hospital with a malignant tumour in his oesophagus.

News

  • After life saving U.S. op brave Irish girl learns to eat and speak (VIDEO)

    An Irish toddler, who spent six months in the U.S. receiving life changing treatment, has learned how to walk and eat. Elie Madden , 2, was flown to Boston by the Irish Air Corps in November 2011, for a revolutionary procedure where surgeons grew a new oesophagus.
    on July 30, 2013     Source: Irish Central

Quotes

  1. In a statement issued by his US publisher, Twelve, the 61-year-old said: "I have been advised by my physician that I must undergo a course of chemotherapy on my oesophagus. This advice seems persuasive to me. I regret having had to cancel so many...
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: Christopher Hitchens Source: The Guardian

  2. "Yesterday evening when I went to see him he could eat properly, but today he has inflammation of his oesophagus," said Princess Sirindhorn.
    on Dec 4, 2008 By: Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. "Overall we are seeing rates of smoking related cancers, like bladder and cancers of the head and neck, going down but those related to obesity, such as adenocarcinoma of the oesophagus, are going up," Mr Sartor said. "Both the USA and...
    on Dec 14, 2009 By: Frank Sartor Source: Pharmacy News

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