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26 Possible Causes for Aspiration Pneumonia, Tertiary Contractions of the Esophagus

  • Esophageal Achalasia

    Our findings suggest that prevention of aspiration pneumonia during anesthesia induction, preparation for carbon dioxide insufflation-related complications, and treatment[] The barium swallow showed a mildly dilated esophagus with tertiary contractions, delayed emptying of the esophagus, and a narrowed gastroesophageal junction ( Fig. 1 ).[] Chest X-ray may describe chronic pneumonia due to aspiration and a small or absent gastric air bubble.[]

  • Esophageal Obstruction

    Aspiration pneumonia occurred in zero and five patients, respectively, and tracheoesophageal fistula occurred in zero and two patients, respectively.[] Chronic obstruction shows the same syndrome but with a gradual development and a tendency to develop aspiration pneumonia. Palpating an esophageal obstruction in a cow.[] The known complications of enteral feeding include: blocked tube, hyperglycemia, esophageal reflux, diarrhea and aspiration pneumonia [ 2 ].[]

  • Myasthenia Gravis

    Complications Aspiration pneumonia due to throat muscle weakness. Acute respiratory failure during an exacerbation.[] Patients with pneumonia should be admitted because they often are taking immunosuppressant medications and are at a high risk for aspiration pneumonia. [17] Plasmapheresis[] Imaging Tests Chest radiography Chest radiography is indicated to determine the presence of aspiration or other pneumonias, which commonly occur in patients with myasthenia[]

  • Zenker Diverticulum

    The chest roentgenogram showed extensive bilateral intraalveolar infiltrates that were suggestive of severe aspiration pneumonia.[] 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[] In 62 (44.6%, CI 36.2-53.3) patients, there was a history of chronic cough and/or aspiration pneumonia.[]

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

    In patients with pulmonary symptoms, an infiltrate due to aspiration pneumonia may be seen.[] Other symptoms may accompany this disease including non-cardiac chest pain, asthma, pneumonia, hoarseness, and aspiration.[] pneumonia).[]

  • Esophageal Diverticula 

    Case Reports : Esophageal Diverticula in a Patient with DES Complicated by Aspiration Pneumonia Ho June Song, M.D., Nayoung Kim, M.D.*, J in-Hyeok Hwang, M.D.*, J in-Wook[] Postoperative barium swallow showed a regular transit of the contrast through the LES and few tertiary contractions in the lower esophagus.[] Delayed or missed diagnosis of this disorder may lead to more serious problems including gastrointestinal bleeding, aspiration pneumonia, and cancer.[]

  • Lingular Pneumonia

    Hickerson 1 doctor agreed: 1 1 Could right sided perihilar pneumonia be aspiration pneumonia? Dr. Stuart Hickerson Dr.[] Achalasia on BaSw Findings: The BaSw demonstrates a dilated esophagus with tertiary contractions and a bird beak appearance to the lower...[] ( J82 ) aspiration pneumonia NOS ( J69.0 ) meconium pneumonia ( P24.01 ) neonatal aspiration pneumonia ( P24.- ) pneumonia due to solids and liquids ( J69.- ) congenital[]

  • Corkscrew Esophagus

    Complications • Aspiration pneumonia. • Esophageal carcinoma. 18. Aspiration pneumonia 19.[] There are multiple tertiary contractions in the distal esophagus (black arrow) on this barium esophagram.[] Regurgitation of undigested food is an important diagnostic feature of esophageal achalasia, and rarely causes aspiration pneumonia.[]

  • Nutcracker Esophagus

    Complications • Aspiration pneumonia. • Esophageal carcinoma. 18. Aspiration pneumonia 19.[] There are multiple tertiary contractions in the distal esophagus (black arrow) on this barium esophagram.[] Surgery is usually reserved for people with significant progressive dysphagia or recurrent aspiration pneumonia. ( 7 ) Diagnosis of NE requires manometry.[]

  • Presbyesophagus

    This may result into infection in the chest (aspiration pneumonia).[] I was diagnosed as having tertiary contractions of the esophagus and slight gastritis. I have substernal chest pain that doesn't go away after eating.[] Fig. 6.1 Tertiary contraction of the esophagus.[]

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