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22 Possible Causes for Aphagia, Aspiration Pneumonia

  • 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[] Aspiration pneumonia occurred in zero and five patients, respectively, and tracheoesophageal fistula occurred in zero and two patients, respectively.[] In our case, we illustrate a giant right-sided Zenker's diverticulum responsible for complete aphagia in a 78-year-old male patient.[]

  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

    Although aspiration pneumonia is the most common complication of progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), the clinical impact of aspiration pneumonia on disease course and survival[] Qing fei tang could be useful for the prevention of recurrent aspiration pneumonia and bronchopneumonia in progressive supranuclear palsy.[] The most common cause of death in PSP is aspiration pneumonia [ 4 ].[]

  • Bulbar Poliomyelitis

    Other potential complications include pneumonia (including aspiration pneumonia ) and urinary tract infection.[]

  • Progressive Bulbar Palsy

    pneumonia Diagnosis There is no special test for PBP.[] Individuals are at increased risk of choking and aspiration pneumonia, which is caused by the passage of liquids and food through the vocal folds and into the lower airways[] Tracheoesophageal anastomosis for intractable aspiration pneumonia. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery , Vol. 51, Issue. 1, p. 23.[]

  • Zenker Diverticulum

    In our case, we illustrate a giant right-sided Zenker's diverticulum responsible for complete aphagia in a 78-year-old male patient.[] The chest roentgenogram showed extensive bilateral intraalveolar infiltrates that were suggestive of severe aspiration pneumonia.[] […] follow-up, respectively (Dysphagia scoring: score 0, no dysphagia; score 1, dysphagia to solids; score 2, dysphagia to semi-solids; score 3, dysphagia to liquids; score 4, aphagia[]

  • Foreign Body in the Esophagus

    We conclude that in cases of aspiration pneumonia in mentally retarded children the presence of unusual foreign bodies should be suspected.[] pneumonia, respiratory distress, stridor, tachypnea, vomiting, wheezing Once beyond esophagus, objects typically pass but with increased risk of complications: bowel obstruction[] Final diagnosis was esophagobronchial fistula caused by a foreign body in the esophagus provoking aspiration pneumonia, mediastinitis and respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS[]

  • Pseudobulbar Palsy

    Supportive measures may include baclofen for spasticity, anticholinergics for drooling, treatment of aspiration pneumonia if it occurs and attention to nutrition - eg, enteral[] pneumonia Diagnosis There is no special test for PBP.[] Postural changes can help with drooling of saliva and may prevent aspiration.[]

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

    Antisialorrhea agents Sialorrhea, or drooling, is embarrassing and is associated with aspiration pneumonia. The prevalence for patients with ALS is 50%.[] […] course of the disease, progressive muscle weakness is virtually inevitable in most patients and may finally lead to tetraplegia, chronic respiratory failure, anarthria, and aphagia[] Serious complications arise when the disease affects the swallowing muscles which can lead to aspiration pneumonia or when it affects the respiratory muscles.[]

  • Botulism

    Health problems that may result from botulism include: Aspiration pneumonia and infection Long-lasting weakness Nervous system problems for up to 1 year Respiratory distress[]

  • Rabies

    As the neurologic phase of rabies advances, chest radiographs might reveal infiltrates due to aspiration, acute respiratory distress syndrome, nosocomial pneumonia, or congestive[]

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