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140 Possible Causes for Aphagia, Tertiary Contractions of the Esophagus

  • 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[]

  • Esophageal Spasm

    There are multiple tertiary contractions in the distal esophagus (black arrow) on this barium esophagram.[] esophagus and scleroderma esophagus Representing uncoordinated tertiary contractions of the esophagus, corkscrew esophagus is associated with diffuse esophageal spasm Diffuse[] Corkscrew Esophagus Rosary Bead Esophagus, Diffuse Esophageal Spasm General Considerations One of a group of spastic esophageal motility disorders including achalasia, nutcracker[]

  • Phlegmonous Esophagitis

    Nonpropulsive peristaltic waves, ranging from mild tertiary contractions to severe segmental spasms, are an early finding.[] The esophagus is often dilated, with a loss of effective peristalsis.[]

  • 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.[]

    Missing: Tertiary Contractions of the Esophagus
  • Progressive Bulbar Palsy

    Progressive bulbar palsy, also known as bulbar onset amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), is a variant of motor neuron disease (MND) that carries a poor prognosis and significant reduction in the quality of life. Progressive bulbar palsy refers to the onset of brain stem-related symptoms such as dysarthria or[…][]

    Missing: Tertiary Contractions of the Esophagus
  • Pseudobulbar Palsy

    Pseudobulbar palsy is a medical condition characterized by the inability to control facial movements (such as chewing and speaking) and caused by a variety of neurological disorders. Patients experience difficulty chewing and swallowing, have increased reflexes and spasticity in tongue and the bulbar region, and[…][]

    Missing: Tertiary Contractions of the Esophagus
  • Foreign Body in the Esophagus

    Dis Esophagus. 2017 Nov 1;11(1):51-54. doi: 10.1093/dote/11.1.51. Author information 1 Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Services, Hospital Profesor A. Posadas, Presidente Illia & Marconi, Haedo, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina. Abstract Results: Compared with the control group, the impacted subjects presented marked[…][]

    Missing: Tertiary Contractions of the Esophagus
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

    OBJECTIVES: To apply three-dimensional multifrequency MR-elastography (3DMRE) for the measurement of local cerebral viscoelasticity changes in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) and progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP). METHODS: T1-weighted anatomical imaging and 3DMRE were performed in 17 PD and 20 PSP[…][]

    Missing: Tertiary Contractions of the Esophagus
  • Zenker Diverticulum

    In our case, we illustrate a giant right-sided Zenker's diverticulum responsible for complete aphagia in a 78-year-old male patient.[] The red arrow indicates extrinsic compression in the posterior wall of the thoracic esophagus at the top of the aortic arch together with multiple tertiary contractions in[] […] 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[]

  • 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[…][]

    Missing: Tertiary Contractions of the Esophagus

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