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611 Possible Causes for Aphagia, Esophageal Spasm, Intermittent Dysphagia

  • Lower Esophageal Ring

    These rings cause intermittent dysphagia for solids. Symptoms can begin at any age but usually do not begin until after age 25.[merckmanuals.com] Between 1970 and 1978, we saw 24 patients with lower esophageal rings and complaints of episodic aphagia or progressive dysphagia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] 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[books.google.com]

  • Esophageal Spasm

    We present a 43-year-old female with paroxysmal chest and abdominal pain, nausea, salivation, and intermittent dysphagia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Esophageal spasms can be classified into two different types, diffuse esophageal spasm, with the second form having hypertensive peristalsis.[symptoma.com] Four of five patients had episodic nonexertional midchest pain; two patients experienced intermittent dysphagia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Esophagitis

    In adults, the most common presenting symptoms are intermittent dysphagia and dyspepsia. 4, 5 In children, the presentation is more variable with symptoms such as regurgitation[bjgp.org] Chest pain may be relieved with nitrates if esophageal spasm is involved, further confounding the diagnostic evaluation.[emedicine.medscape.com] However there are many types of dysphagia and the one that occurs in EoE is a feeling of food travelling more slowly down or (usually) sticking in the chest, often intermittently[gutscharity.org.uk]

    Missing: Aphagia
  • Esophageal Obstruction

    Dysphagia scores (mean SD) were 3.37 0.52 before and 0.90 0.43 after stent implantation (P 0.002).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] 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] […] manometry (Medical Encyclopedia) Esophageal perforation (Medical Encyclopedia) Esophageal spasm (Medical Encyclopedia) Esophageal stricture - benign (Medical Encyclopedia[icdlist.com]

  • Nutcracker Esophagus

    An 87-year-old woman with severe retrosternal pain and intermittent dysphagia was referred to the clinic for further evaluation.[nejm.org] Any possible relationship between this entity and diffuse esophageal spasm is poorly understood.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The usual presentation is intermittent dysphagia with occasional chest pain.[emedicine.medscape.com]

    Missing: Aphagia
  • Zenker Diverticulum

    A watch-and-wait approach should be used for patients with mild symptoms (ie, mild or intermittent dysphagia) and minor functional limitations.[mdedge.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] Fair re- sults were obtained in 3 patients, 2 complaining of intermittent dysphagia and 1 of postprandial acid reflux.[docslide.us]

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

    The case of a patient with intermittent dysphagia and suspected GERD is discussed. Pharyngoesophageal scintigraphy was performed. Reflux test was negative.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] , gallbladder disease, achalasia, esophageal spasms, pericarditis Treatment 1st line - lifestyle changes don't lie down after eating avoid spicy foods eat small servings 2nd[step2.medbullets.com] Intermittent non-progressive dysphagia was the main presenting complaint, while one also had an acute food impaction.[web.archive.org]

    Missing: Aphagia
  • Corkscrew Esophagus

    ., and Jonathan Fletcher, M.R.C.P. 1 Citing Article A 74-year-old man presented with a 30-year history of intermittent dysphagia and regurgitation, which his doctor had initially[nejm.org] Can diffuse esophageal spasm be asymptomatic ? G. Cargill( Paris) 211. Are there specific radiographic features of diffuse esophageal spasm ? A.G. Little, P.O.[hon.ch] He reports intermittent dysphagia to solids and liquids. He denies any reflux symptoms or weight loss. He does not have any risk factors for cardiac disease.[acpinternist.org]

    Missing: Aphagia
  • Plummer-Vinson Syndrome

    The clinical features include intermittent dysphagia for solid foods (rarely or never for liquid).[apamedcentral.org] […] webs CBC may indicated chronic anemia Fe studies show Fe deficiency Differential Achalasia, esophageal spasm, Zenker's diverticulum Treatment Medical management Fe supplementation[medbullets.com] Presentation [ 3, 4 ] The presentation is usually with painless, intermittent dysphagia.[patient.info]

    Missing: Aphagia
  • Phlegmonous Esophagitis

    […] manometry (Medical Encyclopedia) Esophageal perforation (Medical Encyclopedia) Esophageal spasm (Medical Encyclopedia) Esophageal stricture - benign (Medical Encyclopedia[icdlist.com] Nonpropulsive peristaltic waves, ranging from mild tertiary contractions to severe segmental spasms, are an early finding.[basicmedicalkey.com] (Medical Encyclopedia) Diet and eating after esophagectomy (Medical Encyclopedia) EGD discharge (Medical Encyclopedia) Esophageal atresia (Medical Encyclopedia) Esophageal[icdlist.com]

    Missing: Intermittent Dysphagia