Dysphagia pp 301-313 | Cite as

The Pediatric Esophagus

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


A child's feeding and swallowing problems can have anatomic and functional causes that are congenital (due to embryologic malformations), or can be acquired after birth. The anatomy of the upper GI tract is uniquely demonstrable on imaging. The radiologist is a key member of the team that diagnoses and cares for these children.


Lower Esophageal Sphincter Esophageal Atresia Alport Syndrome Smooth Muscle Tumor Food Refusal 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological ScienceThe Johns Hopkins University School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA

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