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19 Possible Causes for Aphagia, Deglutition Disorder

  • 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[]

  • Pseudobulbar Palsy

    ABSTRACT Two patients sought treatment for symptoms of bulbar motor dysfunction and the marked emotional lability that characterizes pseudobulbar palsy (PBP). Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging showed large petroclival masses with severe compression and displacement of the brainstem. A suboccipital craniectomy with[…][]

  • 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[…][]

  • Esophageal Spasm

    Keywords Spasm Dysphagia High-resolution manometry Impedance Deglutition Deglutition disorders Abbreviations CDP Contractile deceleration point CFV Contractile front velocity[] Failing deglutitive inhibition in primary esophageal motility disorders . Gastroenterology 1994; 106 :875–882. 47. Konturek, JW , Thor, P , Lukaszyk, A , et al.[]

  • 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 Burn

    […] contributed by Kim Zapor, R.N., BSN, OCN, CBCN., Cancer AnswerLine nurse Reflux of stomach acid over time can damage the lining of the esophagus, which can lead to esophageal cancer. Heartburn. It's a symptom that many people experience on a regular basis. What many people don't realize is that long-term heartburn[…][]

  • 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 /[…][]

  • Rabies

    Medical Benchmarks We have two more survivors of rabies associated with use of the MP. Survival in rabies is nominally 8%, based on an intention-to-treat analysis of all known attempts at the MP (n 25). Under MP version 2 (n 10), in which ribavirin is avoided and prophylaxis against vasospasm is suggested, survival[…][]

  • 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.[] Key words: Zencker Diverticulum, Deglutition Disorders, Case Studies (MeSH).[] […] 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[]

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