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26 Possible Causes for Chest Pain, Costochondritis, Esophageal Obstruction

  • Esophageal Spasm

    Feeding the patient a solid barium meal (for example barium impregnated meat or bread) may demonstrate a functional esophageal obstruction under fluoroscopic observation.[hon.ch] Chest wall Tietze's syndrome or costochondritis is a self-limiting discomfort.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] Abstract A total of 394 patients with noncardiac chest pain underwent both basal esophageal manometry and combined esophageal motility and acid perfusion studies between 1986[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Esophageal Burn

    Lower third of esophagus Esophageal obstruction (530.3) due to the growth of tumor.[fcemprague2016.eu] Costochondritis—an inflammation of the cartilage anchoring ribs to the breastbone—can cause sharp pain along the breastbone or sternum.[foxnews.com] He ended up in ER with "severe abdominal and chest pain subsequent to violent retching and vomiting," says the report. And then there was his esophagus.[cnet.com]

  • Chest Wall Injury

    […] life Threatning • Aortic injuries • Tracheobronchial injuries • Myocardial contusion • Rupture of diaphragm • Esophageal injury • Pulmonary conyusion 31.[slideshare.net] There is tenderness over the costochondral or chondrosternal joints.[sportsinjurybulletin.com] The diagnosis of cardiac injury can be difficult in the setting of chest wall trauma as the usual findings of chest pain, cardiac enzyme assay and ECG are unreliable diagnostic[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Esophageal Perforation

    . esophageal papilloma a cause of obstructive bloat. esophageal paralysis causes esophageal obstruction. esophageal perforation causes local cellulitis and compression-obstruction[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] Other general causes of pleuretic or inspirational chest pain include pulmonary embolism, acute pericarditis, and costochondritis.[journals.lww.com] He did well on follow-up 3 months after hospitalization.The case highlights the importance of considering esophageal etiologies of chest pain.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Acute Mediastinitis

    obstruction occurs CXR May be normal or mediastinum widened Management Thoracotomy to confirm diagnosis or relieve obstruction me·di·as·ti·ni·tis ( mē'dē-as'ti-nī'tis ) Inflammation[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] Other general causes of pleuretic or inspirational chest pain include pulmonary embolism, acute pericarditis, and costochondritis.[journals.lww.com] Retrosternal chest pain causes are given below Ischaemic heart disease. Oesophagitis or diffuse oesophageal spasm. Acute dry percardltis. Acute mediastinitis.[notes.medicosnotes.com]

  • Chest Trauma

    […] life Threatning • Aortic injuries • Tracheobronchial injuries • Myocardial contusion • Rupture of diaphragm • Esophageal injury • Pulmonary conyusion 31.[slideshare.net] Sternal fracture and costochondral separation (separation of the sternum from the ribs) are often caused by anterior blunt force trauma.[medictests.com] A 31-year-old man was transferred to our hospital for worsening left chest pain during while he was admitted at a nearby hospital due to blunt chest trauma.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Mediastinal Abscess

    […] compromise, and/or facial and neck swelling resulting from obstruction of the superior vena cava.[clinicalgate.com] […] disorders Broken ribs Thoracic aortic aneurysms Disorders of the mediastinum, the space between the lungs, breastbone, and spine Chest tube insertion (Medical Encyclopedia) Costochondritis[icdlist.com] Abstract A 22-year-old man, diagnosed 7 weeks before with pulmonary tuberculosis and started on antitubercular therapy, presented with non-exertional retrosternal chest pain[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Pyrosis

    Generally, however, outflow obstruction should be ruled out and a trial of prokinetic therapy undertaken before proceeding to a gastric emptying study. 5.3.3.4.2 Esophageal[web.archive.org] Chest pain that is reproduced on deep inspiration or with coughing is often associated with non-ACS diseases such as pulmonary embolism or costochondritis and has been shown[doi.org] Chest pain may be a symptom of a heart attack.[mayoclinic.com]

  • Mediastinitis

    obstruction occurs CXR May be normal or mediastinum widened Management Thoracotomy to confirm diagnosis or relieve obstruction me·di·as·ti·ni·tis ( mē'dē-as'ti-nī'tis ) Inflammation[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] Other general causes of pleuretic or inspirational chest pain include pulmonary embolism, acute pericarditis, and costochondritis.[journals.lww.com] Collagen formation leads to compression of vital structures, resulting in cough, chest pain and dyspnea.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Lung Hernia

    Bronchopulmonary dysplasia and restrictive and/or obstructive lung disease may be observed.[emedicine.medscape.com] CT thorax shows a herniating left lower lobe that results from a defect in the sixth intercostal space and dislocation of the rib at the costochondral junction.[omicsonline.org] Lung herniation: An ususal cause of chest pain. Southwest J Pulm Crit Care. 2015;10(5):311-4. doi: PDF[swjpcc.com]

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