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901 Possible Causes for Aphagia, Esophageal Stenosis, 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.[] Between 1970 and 1978, we saw 24 patients with lower esophageal rings and complaints of episodic aphagia or progressive dysphagia.[] […] webs may be confused with esophageal stenosis.[]

  • Esophageal Spasm

    We present a 43-year-old female with paroxysmal chest and abdominal pain, nausea, salivation, and intermittent dysphagia.[] Grade 4 : ulcer, stenosis or esophageal shortening. Grade 5 : Barrett's epithelium.[] Four of five patients had episodic nonexertional midchest pain; two patients experienced intermittent dysphagia.[]

  • 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[] KEYWORDS: IgG4-positive plasma cell; IgG4-related disease; esophageal stenosis; esophagitis[] 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[]

    Missing: Aphagia
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

    The case of a patient with intermittent dysphagia and suspected GERD is discussed. Pharyngoesophageal scintigraphy was performed. Reflux test was negative.[] The incidence of GERD is escalating (Figure 1 )[ 39 - 59 ] and, even though old complications attributed to this illness, such as esophageal stenosis and ulceration, have[] Intermittent non-progressive dysphagia was the main presenting complaint, while one also had an acute food impaction.[]

    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).[] 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[] Mediastinal malignancies may involve the esophagus, leading to esophageal stenosis and dysphagia.[]

  • Plummer-Vinson Syndrome

    The clinical features include intermittent dysphagia for solid foods (rarely or never for liquid).[] This experience indicates that endoscopic bougienage is safe, effective, and relatively easy to perform in patients with severe esophageal stenosis.[] Presentation [ 3, 4 ] The presentation is usually with painless, intermittent dysphagia.[]

    Missing: Aphagia
  • Esophageal Burn

    […] of esophageal stenosis, stenosis is located in the most severe parts of esophageal injury, esophageal stenosis of the corrosive substances easy to stay in the site, but also[] Endoscopic examination revealed esophageal stenosis through 18cm to 22cm from incisor, and a narrow diameter endoscope (8mm in diameter) could not pass through the stenotic[] However, five patients had esophageal stenosis from 2 to 3 months during follow-up.[]

    Missing: Intermittent Dysphagia
  • Zenker Diverticulum

    A watch-and-wait approach should be used for patients with mild symptoms (ie, mild or intermittent dysphagia) and minor functional limitations.[] In our case, we illustrate a giant right-sided Zenker's diverticulum responsible for complete aphagia in a 78-year-old male patient.[] Complications following this procedure include mediastinitis, vocal cord paralysis, esophageal stenosis, fistula, and recurrent or persistent diverticula.[]

  • Esophageal Web

    dysphagia If cervical web and iron deficiency consider Plummer-Vinson Syndrome (also achlorhydria, glossitis & stomatitis) If distal esophagus "steak house syndrome" Zenker's[] Two courses of endoscopic electrocauterization and balloon dilatation improved the clinical symptoms and esophageal stenosis.[] dysphagia and impaction of a bolus of food Treatment Intraluminal balloon dilatation.[]

    Missing: Aphagia
  • Esophageal Stenosis

    She underwent four endoscopic balloon dilatations that then allowed her to swallow solid food with intermittent mild dysphagia.[] Esophageal atresia with tracheosophageal fistula may be associated rarely with distal esophageal stenosis.[] Conclusion: (1) We suspect CES is an under-recognized cause for intermittent, long-standing dysphagia in adults. (2) Food impaction is a frequent initial presentation.[]

    Missing: Aphagia

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