OMIA 000631-9844 : Megaoesophagus in Lama glama

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

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.


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.

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