OMIA:000631-9844 : Megaoesophagus, generic in Lama glama (llama)
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.
Have human generated variants been created, e.g. through genetic engineering and gene editing
Cite this entry
|1995||Watrous, B.J., Pearson, E.G., Smith, B.B., Snyder, S.P., Blythe, L.L., Riebold, T.W., Hedstrom, O.R. :|
|Megaesophagus in fifteen llamas: A retrospective study (1985- 1993) Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine 9:92-99, 1995. Pubmed reference: 7760315.|
- Created by Frank Nicholas on 06 Sep 2005