OMIA:000631-9669 : Megaoesophagus in Mustela putorius furo

In other species: domestic cat , dog , sheep , llama , goat , cattle , horse

Categories: Digestive / alimentary phene

Links to MONDO diseases: No links.

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: yes

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.


Note: the references are listed in reverse chronological order (from the most recent year to the earliest year), and alphabetically by first author within a year.

1994 Blanco, M.C., Fox, J.G., Rosenthal, K., Hillyer, E.V., Quesenberry, K.E., Murphy, J.C. :
Megaesophagus in nine ferrets Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 205:444-447, 1994. Pubmed reference: 7961071 .
1993 Harms, C.A., Andrews, G.A. :
Megaesophagus in a Domestic Ferret Laboratory Animal Science 43:506-508, 1993. Pubmed reference: 8277738 .

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  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 06 Sep 2005