OMIA:000631-9913 : Megaoesophagus in Bos taurus

In other species: domestic cat , dog , sheep , domestic ferret , llama , goat , 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.


2006 [No authors listed] :
Macroscopic findings of idiopathic congenital megaoesophagus in a calf. Vet Rec 158:26, 2006. Pubmed reference: 16400101 .

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  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 31 May 2006