Esophageal Handbook from C.H.I.P.S.

The Esophagus
Fourth edition
edited by Donald O. Castell

Castell and Richter’s leading clinical reference on the esophagus is now in its Fourth Edition.

Written by the world’s foremost authorities, this definitive volume provides complete and current information on the diagnosis and treatment—both medical and surgical—of all esophageal disorders, including:

  • reflux disease
  • Barrett’s esophagus
  • diverticula
  • foreign bodies
  • trauma
  • hernias

More than 500 illustrations—128 in full colour—complement the text.

The Esophagus Fourth Edition has many new contributors (approximately 50 per cent)and increased international representation. Three completely new chapters cover multichannel intraluminal impedance, endoscopic therapies for GERD, and GERD in children.


  1. Functional anatomy and physiology of swallowing and esophageal motility
  2. Symptom overview and quality of life
  3. Radiology of the pharynx and esophagus
  4. Special endoscopic imaging and optical techniques
  5. Esophageal manometry
  6. ambulatory monitoring of esophageal pH and pressure
  7. Esophageal function testing and gastroesophageal reflux testing using multichannel intraluminal impedance
  8. Provocative tests for pain of esophageal disease origin
  9. Role of histology and cytology in esophageal diseases
  10. Disorders causing oropharyngeal dysphagia
  11. Achalasia
  12. Non-achalasia esophageal motility abnormalities
  13. Tumors of the esophagus
  14. Surgery therapy for cancer of the esophagus and esophagogastric junction
  15. Esophageal wbes and rings
  16. Esophageal diverticula
  17. Foreign bodies
  18. Surgery for esophageal motor disorders
  19. Clinical spectrum and diagnosis of gastroesophageal reflux disease
  20. Hiatus hernia
  21. Pathophysiology of gastroesophageal reflux disease: motility factors
  22. Pathophysiology of gastroesophageal reflux disease: esophageal epithelial resistance
  23. Duodenogastroesophageal reflux
  24. Role of H. Pylori in GERD
  25. Medical management of GERD
  26. Endoscopic therapies for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  27. Barrett's esophagus
  28. Esophageal strictures
  29. Gastroesophageal reflux laryngitis
  30. Pulmonary complications of gastroesophageal reflux
  31. Gastroesophageal reflux disease in infants and older children
  32. Regurgitation and rumination
  33. Surgical treatment of GERD
  34. Pill-induced esophageal injury
  35. Esophagitis in the immunocompromised host
  36. Caustic injuries of the esophagus
  37. Esophageal involvement in systemic diseases
  38. The esophagus and noncardiac chest pain
  39. Rupture and perforation of the esophagus
  40. Cutaneous diseases and the esophagus
  41. Esophageal disease in older patients


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The Esophagus
Fourth edition
edited by Donald O. Castell

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