Infectious Disease: Chagas' Disease: Development of Megaoesophagus

01 April 2011
Presented by Sebastian Lucas.

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The specimen consists of transverse sections of a normal oesophagus (bottom) and seven others taken from patients who died of American Trypanosomiasis (Chagas disease). These show progressive stages in the development of megaoesophagus culminating in gross dilatation of the lumen.

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