Exam Yield

Probability of getting 1 Question from this chapter 109%

You may be able to score 4 marks from this Chapter. To some extent, this might overlap with the Esophagus chapter in Pathology.

Question Pattern

This is a non-irritating chapter. Esophagus is conceptually a simple organ, hence it is easy to read up the esophageal diseases.

Focus on

  • Characteristic Barium Swallow findings in different conditions
  • Clinical features of different conditions
  • Names of surgeries used

No deeper questions on treatment aspects usually come from this chapter.

Recent Questions

Questions on this chapter from recent NEET and AIIMS examinations have been about
  • Replacement conduits after esophagectomy
  • Risk factors for Sq Cell CA
  • Bochdalek hernia – Overview
  • Nutcracker esophagus
  • Zenker’s diverticulum – Overview
  • Heller’s operation is done for
  • Corrosive esophagitis – Features and Rx
  • Manometric findings in Esophageal disorders
  • Bird’s beak appearance
  • GERD – pathophysiology
  • Morgagni’s hernia – Overview
  • Spontaneous perforation of esophagus – Clinical features
  • Dysphagia lusoria is due to
  • Rx of Variceal bleeding
  • Treatment of achalasia cardia
  • Corkscrew esophagus
  • Esophageal diverticula
  • Chicago classification
  • Rx of Esophageal perforation

Suggested Revision

  • Drug induced Esophagitis
  • Rx of Esophageal perforation
  • GERD – Investigations, Rx
  • Boerhaave syndrome – Overview
  • Schatzki’s ring
  • Plummer–Vinson syndrome
  • Siewert classification
  • Congenital diaphragmatic hernia – Overview
  • Hiatus hernia – Overview
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis – Radiology
  • Types of Fundoplication
  • Achalasia cardia – Clincal features, Radiology, Manometry,Rx
  • AIMS65 score

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