OMIA:000631-9685 : Megaoesophagus, generic in Felis catus (domestic cat)

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

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. This disorder occurs in many different forms, many of which are not inherited.

Genetic engineering: Unknown
Have human generated variants been created, e.g. through genetic engineering and gene editing

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2005). OMIA:000631-9685: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) [dataset].


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 Guilford, W.G. :
Megaesophagus in the dog and cat. Semin Vet Med Surg Small Anim 5:37-45, 1990. Pubmed reference: 2191392.
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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