OMIA 000631 : Megaoesophagus

Category: Digestive / alimentary phene

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Cross-species summary: Dilatation and atony of the body of the oesophagus, usually associated with asynchronous function of the oesophagus and the caudal oesophageal sphincter. Causes regurgitation and aspiration pneumonia.

Species in which this phene is found:
dog (Canis lupus familiaris)
domestic ferret (Mustela putorius furo)
domestic cat (Felis catus)
horse (Equus caballus)
llama (Lama glama)
cattle (Bos taurus)
goat (Capra hircus)
sheep (Ovis aries)

Edit History


  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 03 May 2005
  • Changed by Imke Tammen2 on 28 Feb 2022