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33 Possible Causes for Aphagia, Choking, Odynophagia

  • Lower Esophageal Ring

    Oesophageal symptoms included dysphagia (27%), reflux (6%), choking (3%) and failure to thrive (3%).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Between 1970 and 1978, we saw 24 patients with lower esophageal rings and complaints of episodic aphagia or progressive dysphagia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] HSV Esophagitis 14 year old boy with odynophagia, dysphagia and chest pain Normal Esophagus Endoscopic photograph of a normal esophagus taken from a 8 yo.[naspghan.org]

  • Esophageal Obstruction

    Neck pain or throat pain can occur in patients with food impaction in the proximal esophagus. [2] Choking and coughing Patients with esophageal and airway obstruction present[explainmedicine.com] 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]

  • Foreign Body in the Esophagus

    Grapes Hot dogs Pebbles Buttons Coins Children need to be watched very closely to avoid a choking emergency.[stanfordchildrens.org] […] lower esophageal sphincter, pylorus, and ileocecal valve. 1, 2, 4 View/Print Table TABLE 1 Symptoms of Esophageal Foreign Bodies Blood in saliva Coughing Drooling Dysphagia/odynophagia[aafp.org] Other symptoms include odynophagia, diffuse chest pain, respiratory difficulties. Our patient had absolute dysphasia without any cough, fever or respiratory distress.[medcraveonline.com]

  • Esophageal Burn

    […] dysphagia) Gastroenterology consultation; endoscopy Consider surgery (Persistent daily and nightly regurgitation, odynophagia, dysphagia, poor response to drugs) Maximum[thedoctorwillseeyounow.com] Trouble swallowing The most common symptom of esophageal cancer is a problem swallowing, with a feeling like the food is stuck in the throat or chest, or even choking on food[cancer.org] Symptoms of LPR may include the following: hoarseness chronic throat clearing feeling of a “lump” in the throat chronic cough or cough that wakes you from your sleep choking[healthline.com]

  • Esophageal Spasm

    Diffuse esophageal spasm typically causes substernal chest pain with nonprogressive dysphagia and odynophagia for both liquids and solids.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Normally, when people choke, they cannot cough, talk or breathe.[the-triton.com] Pain Esophageal pain and painful swallowing (odynophagia) are more commonly seen in nutcracker syndrome.[healthhype.com]

  • Parapharyngeal Abscess

    IMPENDING AIRWAY DISASTER TRIAD Rapid onset aphagia or severe dysphagia, frequently associated with a severe sore throat Rapid onset laryngeal voice change: hoarse, croaky[entsho.com] Symptoms and Signs Most patients have fever, sore throat, odynophagia, and swelling in the neck down to the hyoid bone.[msdmanuals.com] Diagnosing parapharyngeal abscess and mediastinitis can be challenging, but should be suspected and ruled out in cases of post-operative odynophagia, fever, and/or neck swelling[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Retropharyngeal Abscess

    […] especially for small children, in case of hypopharyngeal foreign body or if the patient is not cooperating, except when a large pharyngolaryngeal foreign body results in a aphagia[panafrican-med-journal.com] A case of tuberculous retropharyngeal abscess is described here presenting with odynophagia and Horner's syndrome.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] We describe a patient with sarcoidosis and odynophagia admitted with a large retropharyngeal abscess.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Foreign Body in the Pharynx

    The typical patient with perforation has a good history of foreign body ingestion along with: Severe chest and/or neck pain Odynophagia Aphagia or drooling Tachycardia Tachypnoea[entsho.com] The patient history revealed that she had previously been treated several times for odynophagia with cervical tumescence, with a history of accidental ingestion of a sharp[omicsonline.org] […] beginning of this chapter for fourth-character subdivisions] W78 Inhalation of gastric contents [See pages 1013-1017 for fourth-character subdivisions] Includes: asphyxia by choked[apps.who.int]

  • Rabies

    […] howling, attacking without warning, salivation, biting at imaginary flies, fixed stare, wandering aimlessly, dropped lower jaw, inabililty to swallow, eating soil and sticks, choking[web.archive.org] The hyperactive or “furious” syndrome is usually characterized by thrashing, agitation, biting, spasms of the pharynx and larynx, choking, gagging, fear of water (hydrophobia[rarediseases.org] Finally, the virus begins to have severe effects on the central nervous system and the animal will show signs of paralysis, such as: Inability to swallow Throat paralysis Choking[datcp.wi.gov]

  • Botulism

    In this case, a woman with a history of injection drug use (IDU) presented with dysphagia, odynophagia, and neck pain.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Babies may have constipation, poor sucking and feeding, choking and gagging, a weak feeble cry, reduced movements of the limbs, inability to control head movements, increasing[conditions.health.qld.gov.au] Is this dysphagia or odynophagia or both? Technically it is dysphagia, but individuals may describe it as painful swallowing (odynophagia).[emedicinehealth.com]

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