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18 Possible Causes for Aphagia, Deglutition Disorder, Odynophagia

  • 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] Elderly patients are at especially at risk because they often have few teeth. [1] Odynophagia Partial obstruction of the esophagus can cause odynophagia. [1] Sialorrhea Sialorrhea[explainmedicine.com] 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]

  • 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] 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] SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS Mucosal injury may be asymptomatic or may manifest by dysphagia, odynophagia or chest pain.[clevelandclinicmeded.com]

  • Foreign Body in the Esophagus

    […] 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] […] and even injure the pericardium and myocardium. [ 3 ] If an object perforates the oesophagus, it tends to cause acute mediastinitis with chest pain, dyspnoea and severe odynophagia[patient.info]

  • Esophageal Spasm

    Diffuse esophageal spasm typically causes substernal chest pain with nonprogressive dysphagia and odynophagia for both liquids and solids.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Keywords Spasm Dysphagia High-resolution manometry Impedance Deglutition Deglutition disorders Abbreviations CDP Contractile deceleration point CFV Contractile front velocity[link.springer.com] Pain Esophageal pain and painful swallowing (odynophagia) are more commonly seen in nutcracker syndrome.[healthhype.com]

  • Esophageal Burn

    […] dysphagia) Gastroenterology consultation; endoscopy Consider surgery (Persistent daily and nightly regurgitation, odynophagia, dysphagia, poor response to drugs) Maximum[thedoctorwillseeyounow.com] Patients in both groups were also monitored through the outpatient clinic for complaints including abdominal pain, dysphagia, odynophagia, vomiting, or food impaction.[pediatrics.aappublications.org] […] year-old man with a history of coronary artery disease presented to the emergency room for the second time in one month with retrosternal chest pain, mild dysphagia, and odynophagia[nejm.org]

  • Rabies

    Rabies is a viral disease that causes inflammation of the brain in humans and other mammals. Early symptoms can include fever and tingling at the site of exposure. These symptoms are followed by one or more of the following symptoms: violent movements, uncontrolled excitement, fear of water, an inability to move[…][en.wikipedia.org]

  • 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]

  • Acute Mediastinitis

    […] 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] Severe odynophagia and respiratory distress with positive neck or chest findings should raise suspicion of mediastinitis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The following day, he started to feel fatigued with fevers, anorexia, odynophagia, and nausea but denied vomiting.[journals.lww.com]

  • 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] Is this dysphagia or odynophagia or both? Technically it is dysphagia, but individuals may describe it as painful swallowing (odynophagia).[emedicinehealth.com] Odynophagia means painful swallowing. Sometimes it is not easy for individuals to distinguish between these two problems.[emedicinehealth.com]