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73 Possible Causes for Aphagia, Esophagoscopy Abnormal

  • 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[]

  • 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[…][]

  • Phlegmonous Esophagitis

    We report a woman presenting with unrelenting odynophagia and chest pain. Computed tomography identified a deep neck infection with acute phlegmonous esophagitis. However, esophageal intramural dissection with mucosal rupture occurred after routine nasogastric-tube insertion, and pus was vomited thereafter. The[…][]

  • 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[…][]

  • Zenker Diverticulum

    Esophagoscopy continued distally down to the gastroesophageal junction with no other abnormalities noted.[] In our case, we illustrate a giant right-sided Zenker's diverticulum responsible for complete aphagia in a 78-year-old male patient.[] […] 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[]

  • Esophagitis

    "Lichenoid esophagitis" is a descriptive term for a lichenoid pattern of inflammation in the esophagus for which a precise histologic diagnosis cannot be established. The differential diagnosis includes lichen planus, a drug-related reaction, and viral infection. Lichenoid esophagitis causing death has not been reported[…][]

    Missing: Aphagia
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

    The full text of this article hosted at is unavailable due to technical difficulties. The Sections of Health Services Research and Gastroenterology at the Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX Search for more papers by this author First published: 16 October[…][]

    Missing: Aphagia
  • Esophageal Stenosis

    In 12 patients, CES was suspected based on abnormal barium swallow. In the remaining four, the diagnostic was confirmed by esophagoscopy.[] After 2 years of follow-up, the patient was fully asymptomatic without major abnormalities on esophagoscopy and barium esophagogram images.[]

    Missing: Aphagia
  • Esophageal Carcinoma

    Esophagoscopy: This is a procedure to look inside the esophagus to check for abnormal areas with the help of an instrument called esophagoscope (tube with light and lens).[] The images can be studied to detect any abnormal growth in the esophagus.[]

    Missing: Aphagia

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