Related Conditions and Treatments
Aspiration in Children
Your child may aspirate when problems with swallowing causes liquids or food to enter your child’s lungs
Asthma in Children
Asthma is a chronic condition that causes the airways in the lungs to narrow and swell, making it difficult to breath.
The BRAVO pH test measures acidity in the esophagus and helps diagnose gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
A blended diet is made from table food that is put in a blender, turned into a puree and fed to your child through a feeding tube.
Bronchopulmonary dysplasia is a long-term respiratory problem faced by babies born prematurely.
Bronchoscopy is a procedure that allows your doctor to examine your child’s throat, larynx, trachea, and lower airways through a tool called a bronchoscope.
Cricopharyngeal dysfunction occurs when the muscle at the top of the esophagus doesn't relax or it relaxes in an uncoordinated manner.
Dysphagia in Children
Dysphagia is a term that means “difficulty swallowing.” It is the inability of food or liquids to pass easily from your child’s mouth, into the throat, and through the esophagus to the stomach during the process of swallowing.
EndoFLIP is a newer minimally invasive type of technology that can be used during endoscopy.
An endoscopy is a procedure that is used to evaluate a patient’s digestive tract.
Eosinophilic Esophagitis in Children
Eosinophilic esophagitis is an allergic condition that causes inflammation and damage to the esophagus, the muscular tube that connects the mouth to the stomach.
Esophageal achalasia is a rare disorder of the esophagus that makes swallowing difficult.
Esophageal impedance is a diagnostic test that measures the amount and type of gastroesophageal reflux in the esophagus.
Esophageal manometry is a procedure in which a small flexible tube is placed into the nose and passed into the esophagus. Learn more from Boston Children's Hospital.
Esophagitis is inflammation of the lining of the esophagus, the muscular tube that connects the pharynx (throat) to the stomach.
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in children is a chronic digestive disorder.
Gastroparesis in Children
Gastroparesis is a condition in which the stomach muscles do not work properly.