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13 Possible Causes for Aphagia, Odynophagia, Retrosternal Chest Pain

  • 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[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Elderly patients are at especially at risk because they often have few teeth. [1] Odynophagia Partial obstruction of the esophagus can cause odynophagia. [1] Sialorrhea Sialorrhea[explainmedicine.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]

  • Lower Esophageal Ring

    Between 1970 and 1978, we saw 24 patients with lower esophageal rings and complaints of episodic aphagia or progressive dysphagia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] HSV Esophagitis 14 year old boy with odynophagia, dysphagia and chest pain Normal Esophagus Endoscopic photograph of a normal esophagus taken from a 8 yo.[naspghan.org] SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS Mucosal injury may be asymptomatic or may manifest by dysphagia, odynophagia or chest pain.[clevelandclinicmeded.com]

  • Foreign Body in the Esophagus

    […] lower esophageal sphincter, pylorus, and ileocecal valve. 1, 2, 4 View/Print Table TABLE 1 Symptoms of Esophageal Foreign Bodies Blood in saliva Coughing Drooling Dysphagia/odynophagia[aafp.org] She was unable to swallow her saliva and she was complaining of retrosternal chest pain. A general physical examination was normal.[medcraveonline.com] […] and even injure the pericardium and myocardium. [ 3 ] If an object perforates the oesophagus, it tends to cause acute mediastinitis with chest pain, dyspnoea and severe odynophagia[patient.info]

  • Esophageal Spasm

    Diffuse esophageal spasm typically causes substernal chest pain with nonprogressive dysphagia and odynophagia for both liquids and solids.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Abstract The hypertensive peristaltic (nutcracker) esophagus represents a motility disorder characterized clinically by squeezing retrosternal chest pain and manometrically[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Pain Esophageal pain and painful swallowing (odynophagia) are more commonly seen in nutcracker syndrome.[healthhype.com]

  • Esophageal Burn

    […] dysphagia) Gastroenterology consultation; endoscopy Consider surgery (Persistent daily and nightly regurgitation, odynophagia, dysphagia, poor response to drugs) Maximum[thedoctorwillseeyounow.com] chest pain, mild dysphagia, and odynophagia.[nejm.org] Thoracic esophageal perforation • retrosternal or chest pain lateralizing to the side of perforation. • The initial contamination of the visceral mediastinum is followed by[slideshare.net]

  • Phlegmonous Esophagitis

    We report a woman presenting with unrelenting odynophagia and chest pain. Computed tomography identified a deep neck infection with acute phlegmonous esophagitis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Dysphagia: Difficulty in swallowing Odynophagia: Painful swallowing Retrosternal pain: Chest pain behind the breastbone which usually do occur with eating.[hubpages.com] After intravenous antibiotics, he improved but experi-enced dysphagia and odynophagia.[jstage.jst.go.jp]

  • Acute Mediastinitis

    […] especially for small children, in case of hypopharyngeal foreign body or if the patient is not cooperating, except when a large pharyngolaryngeal foreign body results in a aphagia[panafrican-med-journal.com] Severe odynophagia and respiratory distress with positive neck or chest findings should raise suspicion of mediastinitis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Retrosternal chest pain causes are given below Ischaemic heart disease. Oesophagitis or diffuse oesophageal spasm. Acute dry percardltis. Acute mediastinitis.[notes.medicosnotes.com]

  • Foreign Body in the Pharynx

    The typical patient with perforation has a good history of foreign body ingestion along with: Severe chest and/or neck pain Odynophagia Aphagia or drooling Tachycardia Tachypnoea[entsho.com] The patient history revealed that she had previously been treated several times for odynophagia with cervical tumescence, with a history of accidental ingestion of a sharp[omicsonline.org] ., along with dysphagia, odynophagia, and sensation of foreign body in throat, excessive salivation, pain in neck, vomiting and/or retrosternal pain.[ispub.com]

  • Pneumopericardium

    *alopecia circumscripta 【円錐角膜】*keratoconus 【円柱腫】*cylindroma 【嚥下困難】【嚥下障害】*dysphagia 【嚥下性肺炎】*deglutition pneumonia 吸引性肺炎、吸入性肺炎 【嚥下痛】*deglutition pain *odynophagia 【嚥下不能症】*aphagia[medo.jp] He continued to play, but 2 hours later, he developed sharp retrosternal chest pain.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] 円形脱毛症】*alopecia areata *alopecia circumscripta 【円錐角膜】*keratoconus 【円柱腫】*cylindroma 【嚥下困難】【嚥下障害】*dysphagia 【嚥下性肺炎】*deglutition pneumonia 吸引性肺炎、吸入性肺炎 【嚥下痛】*deglutition pain *odynophagia[medo.jp]

  • Croup

    The “ epiglottitis triad ”: 1) Severe sore throat with aphagia or severe dysphagia (drooling etc.), usually of rapid onset , 2) Croaky or hoarse voice (like laryngitis rather[atsu.edu] […] the tonsil CT with intravenous contrast media Gram-positive organisms (including β-lactamase producing), gram-negative organisms, anaerobes Retropharyngeal abscess Fever, odynophagia[aafp.org] Epiglottitis, retropharyngeal abscess, and bacterial tracheitis have a more rapid onset and cause a more toxic appearance, odynophagia, and fewer upper respiratory tract symptoms[merckmanuals.com]