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41 Possible Causes for Aphagia

  • Lower Esophageal Ring

    Between 1970 and 1978, we saw 24 patients with lower esophageal rings and complaints of episodic aphagia or progressive dysphagia.[] Episodic aphagia results from impaction of food at the site of the ring. Since 1970, 88 patients have been seen with either dysphagia or episodic aphagia.[] The symptoms may be either episodic aphagia or progressive dysphagia, and the severity of symptoms is related to the diameter of the ring.[]

  • Esophageal Obstruction

    86-year-old man in a very poor general condition with a 10-year history of a Zenker's diverticulum as a cause of a complete obstruction of the esophagus with subsequent aphagia[] In our case, we illustrate a giant right-sided Zenker's diverticulum responsible for complete aphagia in a 78-year-old male patient.[] BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Total aphagia from complete esophageal obstruction (CEO) can be seen in patients with head-neck or thoracic malignancies undergoing chemoradiation or[]

  • Progressive Bulbar Palsy

    Abstract Our objective was to study the clinical course of patients diagnosed with progressive bulbar palsy (PBP). We reviewed all 392 medical records of ALS patients seen between 1 January 2000 and 31 July 2007. Patients with isolated PBP at presentation were selected and classified into those with normal EMG of[…][]

  • Pseudobulbar Palsy

    2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 335.23 Pseudobulbar palsy 2015 Billable Thru Sept 30/2015 Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015 ICD-9-CM 335.23 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 335.23 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before[…][]

  • Foreign Body in the Esophagus

    Foreign bodies in the esophagus can result in serious complications depending on the size and shape of the ingested body. This report presents an unusual esophageal foreign body (endotracheal tube) caused by a physician who was inexperienced in endotracheal intubation during the treatment of generalized[…][]

  • Phlegmonous Esophagitis

    We report a woman presenting with unrelenting odynophagia and chest pain. Computed tomography identified a deep neck infection with acute phlegmonous esophagitis. However, esophageal intramural dissection with mucosal rupture occurred after routine nasogastric-tube insertion, and pus was vomited thereafter. The[…][]

  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

    Omi Katsuse Eizo Iseki Tetsuaki Arai Haruhiko Akiyama Takashi Togo Hirotake Uchikado Masanori Kato Rohan de Silva Andrew Lees Kenji Kosaka Regular Paper First Online: 11 June 2003 Abstract We report a 67-year-old man with 4-repeat (4R) tauopathy sharing both features of corticobasal degeneration (CBD) and[…][]

  • Esophageal Spasm

    Abstract A 19-year-old man first presented with clinical, radiological, and manometric features of diffuse spasm. Within a year his motility disorder progressed to "vigorous" and, finally, classic achalasia. After pneumatic dilatation and subsequent long myotomy, the features of classic achalasia disappeared and he[…][]

  • Esophageal Burn

    CHAPTER 42 979 Sylvan E Stool M D Katherine W L Vig 992 Rhinitis and Acute and Chronic Sinusitis 995 Surgical Management of Chronic 1013 Foreign Bodies of the Nose 1032 CHAPTER 48 1054 Anne ChunHui Tsai M D M Sc F A A P 1058 CHAPTER 74 1066 SECTION IV 1083 J Christopher Post M D 1103 Handler M D 1109 CHAPTER 54[…][]

  • Botulism

    Open Access Editor’s Choice Review Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI 53226, USA * Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. Academic Editors: Jianlong Lou and James D. Marks Received: 8 August 2017 / Revised: 30 August 2017 / Accepted: 30 August 2017 /[…][]

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