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17 Possible Causes for Aphagia, Esophageal Motility Disorder

  • 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[] […] deficiency anemia) can cause external compression and esophageal obstruction. [1,2] History of esophageal motility disorders Achalasia and other esophageal motility disorders[] In our case, we illustrate a giant right-sided Zenker's diverticulum responsible for complete aphagia in a 78-year-old male patient.[]

  • Lower Esophageal Ring

    Between 1970 and 1978, we saw 24 patients with lower esophageal rings and complaints of episodic aphagia or progressive dysphagia.[] Spasm By G WANTRAPPEN and J HELLEMANs With 3 Figures 355 Related Conditions 361 Gastroesophageal Sphincter 375 750 377 Related Syndromes 390 Myasthenia Gravis 398 Extrapyramidal[] 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.[]

  • Esophageal Spasm

    Esophageal motility disorders: medical therapy. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2008 May-Jun. 42(5):652-8. [Medline].[] The nutcracker esophagus is a newly defined subset of primary esophageal motility disorders that can be responsible for dysphagia and/or chest pain.[] Abstract With the renewed interest in esophageal motility disorders, diffuse esophageal spasm is being diagnosed more frequently.[]

  • Foreign Body in the Esophagus

    Katz P, Castell J: Nonachalasia motility disorders . In The Esophagus , edn 3. Edited by Castell D, Richter J. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 1999:215–234.[] . : Esophageal bezoar in achalasia: a rare condition . J Clin Gastroenterol 1997, 25 :395–396. PubMed CrossRef Google Scholar 14.[]

  • 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[…][]

  • 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[…][]

  • 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[…][]

  • Bulbar Poliomyelitis

    Abstract Tracheotomy was performed on 181 of 351 patients with bulbar poliomyelitis. The essential indication for tracheotomy was secretional obstruction of the respiratory tract that could not be relieved by postural drainage and aspiration. Comparison of mortality rates in this series with those of previous series[…][]

  • Phlegmonous Esophagitis

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  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

    […] 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[]

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