How Much Do You Know About Esophagus Disorders? Trivia Quiz

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How much do you know about esophagus disorders? The most common problem with the esophagus is gastroesophageal reflux disease, and one of the major signs that a person has a problem with the esophagus is having difficulty or pain during swallowing. By taking this trivia quiz, you will get to understand more about the different disorders that affect the esophagus and the symptoms and how to diagnose them too. Check it out!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What type of tissue lines the esophagus?
    • A. 

      Stratified columnar

    • B. 

      Stratified squamous epithelium

    • C. 

      Cuboidal columnar

    • D. 

      Erythrocyte columnar

  • 2. 
    An infant presents with excess saliva production, choking, and coughing when feeding and appears cyanotic.  What is your diagnosis?
    • A. 

      Hiatal hernia

    • B. 

      Congenital tracheoesophageal fistulas

    • C. 

      Zenker's diverticulum

    • D. 

      Schatzki's ringesophageal webs

  • 3. 
    What type of dysphagia usually arises from within the body of the esophagus, the LES, or the cardia?
    • A. 

      Oropharyngeal dysphagia

    • B. 

      Esophageal dysphagia

    • C. 

      Functional dysphagia

    • D. 

      Tracheoesophageal dysphagia

  • 4. 
    What is it called when the events of swallowing are poorly coordinated or muscles fail to relax to allow passage of food?
    • A. 

      Oropharyngeal dysphagia

    • B. 

      Functional dysphagia

    • C. 

      Motility dysphagia

    • D. 

      Esophageal dysphagia

  • 5. 
    What is it called when pain is triggered by swallowing?
    • A. 

      Odynotitis

    • B. 

      Pyrosis

    • C. 

      Dysphagia

    • D. 

      Odynophagia

  • 6. 
    What type of diagnostic exam permits biopsy, injection of cautery or lesions, dilation of strictures, extraction of foreign bodies?
    • A. 

      Barium esophagram

    • B. 

      Video fluoroscopic swallowing study

    • C. 

      Endoscopy

    • D. 

      Esophageal manometry

  • 7. 
    What type of diagnostic exam is typically performed by a speech pathologist and radiologist, and is performed by having the patient swallow a variety of foods covered with barium?
    • A. 

      Endoscopy

    • B. 

      Esophageal manometry

    • C. 

      Modified barium swallow

    • D. 

      Barium esophagram

  • 8. 
    What type of diagnostic exam uses a flexible tube with a probe that measures pressures in the stomach?
    • A. 

      Endoscopy

    • B. 

      Barium esophagram

    • C. 

      Modified barium swallow

    • D. 

      Esophageal manometry

    • E. 

      Bernstein test

  • 9. 
    What type of diagnostic exam uses hydrochloric acid and salt water to reproduce chest pain and discomfort?
    • A. 

      Esophageal pH monitoring

    • B. 

      Barium esophagram

    • C. 

      Bernstein test

    • D. 

      Esophageal manometry

  • 10. 
    What is it called when the gastroesophageal junction and fundus of the stomach move upward?
    • A. 

      Esophageal diverticula

    • B. 

      Sliding hiatal hernia

    • C. 

      Epiphrenic diverticulum

    • D. 

      Scatzki's ring

  • 11. 
    What is it called when the esophagogastric junction remains fixed in the normal position while the stomach rolls up along the lower esophagus. (stomach herniates through a diaphragmatic defect). 
    • A. 

      Sliding hiatal hernia

    • B. 

      Esophageal diverticula

    • C. 

      Paraesophageal hiatal hernia

    • D. 

      Zencker's diverticulum

  • 12. 
    What is the form of diverticulum called that is right above the UES?
    • A. 

      Mid-esophageal diverticulum

    • B. 

      Zencker's diverticulum

    • C. 

      Epiphrenic diverticulum

    • D. 

      Scatzki's ring