OMIA:000631-9925 : Megaoesophagus in Capra hircus

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


1996 Parish, S.M., Middleton, J.R., Baldwin, T.J. :
Clinical megaoesophagus in a goat with thymoma Veterinary Record 139:94, 1996. Pubmed reference: 8843642 .

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  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 06 Sep 2005