Gastroesophageal junction (GEJ)

The gastroesophageal junction (GEJ), which is defined as the point where the distal esophagus joins the proximal stomach (cardia), is a short anatomic area that is commonly exposed to the injurious effects of GERD and/or Helicobacter pylori infection. Image below shows hiatal hernia – but I am using the image to look at the GEJ.

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/178393-overview

(image shows tumor, but I am looking at the GEJ as a reference)

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/835757

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