Esophageal diseases have recently become a focus of clinical interest especially as a result of an increase in the number of cases of Barrett's esophagus. This book presents a comprehensive description of the esophagus based on many works published in English as well as in Japanese. Topics range from the embryology and structure of the esophagus, to benign diseases and various esophageal infections, to esophageal carcinoma, including Barrett's esophagus. Not only the numerous beautiful color illustrations of pathological investigation by such means as cytology, immunohistochemistry, and electron microscopy, but also the large number of endoscopic images in the book make readers immediately aware of its clinical relevance. Pathology of the Esophagus provides an invaluable source of information for pathologists, researchers, and practicing endoscopists.