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576 Possible Causes for Aphagia, Intermittent Dysphagia, Solid 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] Patients tend to report symptoms such as dysphagia to solid foods and prior intake of gastroesophageal reflux-related medication that had no effect.[symptoma.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] Diffuse esophageal spasm typically causes substernal chest pain with nonprogressive dysphagia and odynophagia for both liquids and solids.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Four of five patients had episodic nonexertional midchest pain; two patients experienced intermittent dysphagia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • 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] In malignant lesions, the dysphagia to solids is the initial symptom, progressing to semi-solids and finally to liquids.[symptoma.com]

  • 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] Many people experience chest pain, difficulty swallowing solid food (dysphagia), and heartburn as a result of EoE.[stanfordhealthcare.org] 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
  • 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] […] food dysphagia requires aggressive PPI treatment or surgery Please rate topic.[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
  • 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] […] to solids; score 2, dysphagia to semi-solids; score 3, dysphagia to liquids; score 4, aphagia).[eurekalert.org]

  • Plummer-Vinson Syndrome

    The clinical features include intermittent dysphagia for solid foods (rarely or never for liquid).[apamedcentral.org] The patient had a longstanding history of anemia and slowly progressive dysphagia of solid food.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Presentation [ 3, 4 ] The presentation is usually with painless, intermittent dysphagia.[patient.info]

    Missing: Aphagia
  • Nutcracker Esophagus

    An 87-year-old woman with severe retrosternal pain and intermittent dysphagia was referred to the clinic for further evaluation.[nejm.org] Dysphagia of solid or liquid food suggests the presence of a neuromuscular disorder; however, mechanical obstruction by a structural problem is suggested in case of only solid[symptoma.com] The usual presentation is intermittent dysphagia with occasional chest pain.[emedicine.medscape.com]

    Missing: Aphagia
  • Foreign Body in the Esophagus

    She became symptomatic 2 years before presentation, but presented for treatment when dysphagia to both solids and liquids developed.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] ., child of 3 years and 2 months complaining of drool and dysphagia for solid foods for about 14 months.[jorl.net] Case Report A 29-year-old female presented with progressive dysphagia since 2 months.[mjdrdypu.org]

    Missing: Intermittent Dysphagia
  • Botulism

    Five cases of intestinal toxemia botulism in adults were identified within an 18-month period in or near Toronto, Ontario, Canada. We describe findings for 3 of the 5 case-patients. Clinical samples contained Clostridium botulinum spores and botulinum neurotoxins (types A and B) for extended periods (range 41-61 days),[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

    Missing: Intermittent Dysphagia