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81 Possible Causes for Aphagia, Chest Pain Radiating to the Throat

  • 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[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] In our case, we illustrate a giant right-sided Zenker's diverticulum responsible for complete aphagia in a 78-year-old male patient.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Total aphagia from complete esophageal obstruction (CEO) can be seen in patients with head-neck or thoracic malignancies undergoing chemoradiation or[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Lower Esophageal Ring

    Between 1970 and 1978, we saw 24 patients with lower esophageal rings and complaints of episodic aphagia or progressive dysphagia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A painful or burning sensation in the upper abdomen or chest, sometimes radiating to the back (heartburn). The acid reflux may reach the pharynx (throat) and mouth.[netdoctor.co.uk] 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.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Esophageal Spasm

    It is usually felt in the anterior chest, throat or epigastrium and can radiate to the neck, back or upper arms, as with cardiac chest pain. Dysphagia.[patient.info] The pain is usually located in the anterior chest, throat, and epigastric area, and can radiate to the neck, back, or upper arms.[aafp.org] Oesophageal spasm can cause episodes of severe, crushing, retrosternal pain. Oesophageal pain may be gripping, boring, pressing or stabbing.[patient.info]

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

    All procedure-related adverse events occurred acutely (abdominal pain 42%; radiating shoulder pain 20%; chest pain 17%; sore throat 15%).[web.archive.org]

    Missing: Aphagia
  • Angina Pectoris

    Pain may radiate to the shoulders, arms, neck, throat, jaw, or back.[pharmacytimes.com] […] women are disproportionately affected (femaleto-male ratio of 1.7:1). 2 Symptoms include sensations of discomfort, burning, dull aches, and squeezing or “heaviness” of the chest[pharmacytimes.com]

    Missing: Aphagia
  • Myocardial Infarction

    The most outstanding symptom of acute myocardial infarction is a sudden painful sensation of pressure, often described as a “crushing pain” in the chest, occasionally radiating[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] […] to the arms, throat, and back, and persisting for hours.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]

    Missing: Aphagia
  • Acute Myocardial Infarction

    Ventricular septal rupture (VSR) is a rare but fatal complication of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) with an associated mortality that ranges from 41% to 80%. The treatment consists of supplemental oxygenation, afterload reduction, intraaortic balloon pump, and surgical repair. In selected patients, extracorporeal[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

    Missing: Aphagia
  • Diaphragmatic Hernia

    A diaphragmatic hernia is a birth defect in which there is an abnormal opening in the diaphragm. The diaphragm is the muscle between the chest and abdomen that helps you breathe. The opening allows part of the organs from the belly to move into the chest cavity near the lungs. A diaphragmatic hernia is a rare[…][nlm.nih.gov]

    Missing: Aphagia
  • Mallory-Weiss Syndrome

    BACKGROUND: Mallory-Weiss syndrome (MWS) with active bleeding at endoscopy may require endoscopic haemostasis the modalities of which are not well-defined. AIM: To compare the efficacy of endoscopic band ligation vs. hemoclip plus epinephrine (adrenaline) in bleeding MWS. METHODS: From 2001 to 2008, 218 consecutive[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

    Missing: Aphagia
  • 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[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

    Missing: Chest Pain Radiating to the Throat

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