OMIA 000631-9685 : Megaoesophagus in Felis catus

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

Category: 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.

2005 Shimamura, S., Shimizu, M., Kobayashi, M., Hirao, H., Tanaka, R., Yamane, Y. :
Megaesophagus was complicated with Billroth I gastroduodenostomy in a cat. J Vet Med Sci 67:935-7, 2005. Pubmed reference: 16210807.
1997 Mears, E.A., Jenkins, C.C. :
Canine and feline megaesophagus Compendium on Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian 19:313 ff., 1997.
1995 Jeffrey, S.C., Bataller, N., Martin, R.A., Moon, M.L. :
Postsurgical nutritional management of megaesophagus secondary to persistent right aortic arch in a kitten Feline Practice 23:17-23, 1995.
1993 Holland, C.T., Satchell, P.M. :
Megaoesophagus in the Dog and Cat Recueil de Medecine Veterinaire 169:969-983, 1993.
1990 Maddison, J.E., Allan, G.S. :
Megaesophagus Attributable to Lead Toxicosis in a Cat Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 197:1357-1358, 1990. Pubmed reference: 2266053.
1980 Wowk, B.J., Olson, G.A. :
Megaesophagus produced by persistent right aortic arch in a cat. Vet Med Small Anim Clin 75:77-83, 1980. Pubmed reference: 6899619.

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