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30 Possible Causes for Cough, Tertiary Contractions of the Esophagus

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

    This case suggests cough as an adverse drug event to omeprazole, which is otherwise commonly prescribed for the management of GERD-related cough.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is recognized to be present in 10-20% of cases of chronic cough. Proving that it is the cause of the cough is more difficult.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] However, after repeated bouts of coughing, the heart rate showed bradycardia associated with convulsion.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Esophageal Achalasia

    Flow-volume loops done because of the cough revealed a configuration consistent with variable intrathoracic tracheal obstruction.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The barium swallow showed a mildly dilated esophagus with tertiary contractions, delayed emptying of the esophagus, and a narrowed gastroesophageal junction ( Fig. 1 ).[jnmjournal.org] […] of barium with the patient in the recumbent position Antegrade and retrograde motion of barium in the esophagus secondary to uncoordinated, nonpropulsive, tertiary contractions[emedicine.com]

  • Lingular Pneumonia

    I am scared to drive cuz a cough or sneeze might make me black out from pain. Should I see a pulmonologist or does this sound common?[healthcaremagic.com] Achalasia on BaSw Findings: The BaSw demonstrates a dilated esophagus with tertiary contractions and a bird beak appearance to the lower...[eradiology.bidmc.harvard.edu] Expectorants and cough suppressants (cough syrups or Mucinex) and analgesics (Tylenol, Motrin) are often secondary treatments.[answers.com]

  • Zenker Diverticulum

    In 62 (44.6%, CI 36.2-53.3) patients, there was a history of chronic cough and/or aspiration pneumonia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] 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[scielo.org.co] Abstract The surgical treatment of Zenker diverticulum relieves dysphagia, coughing, and aspiration in nearly all patients.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Pharyngeal Disease

    Coughing and choking, however, may not present in patients who aspirate silently.[nature.com] The barium swallow may be normal or show nonpropagated contractions (also called tertiary contractions).[nature.com] Pharyngitis following several days of coughing or rhinorrhea is more consistent with a viral etiology.[web.archive.org]

  • Esophageal Obstruction

    Abstract A Zenker's or pharyngoesophageal diverticulum may represent a rare cause of upper digestive obstruction, or more often, cervical dysphagia, regurgitations and cough[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Neck pain or throat pain can occur in patients with food impaction in the proximal esophagus. [2] Choking and coughing Patients with esophageal and airway obstruction present[explainmedicine.com] The patient was coughing up yellow phlegm frequently.[appliedradiology.com]

  • Esophageal Tuberculosis

    The authors present a 14-year-old boy, who presented with vomiting, cough, low-grade fever and anorexia for two months.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] from thoracic esophagus Abnormal: Tertiary contractions, presbyesophagus: Nonpropulsive contractions Diffuse esophageal spasm Nutcracker esophagus Decreased peristalsis resulting[radiologyassistant.nl] Dysphagia or coughing on eating were the predominant symptoms.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Presbyesophagus

    […] immediately, or shortly, after eating or drinking nasal speech diminished cough reflex choking difficulty chewing drooling saliva food dribbling from the mouth dysarthria[southwest.devonformularyguidance.nhs.uk] 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.[articles.chicagotribune.com] Fig. 6.1 Tertiary contraction of the esophagus.[entokey.com]

  • Esophageal Diverticula 

    Nine patients had severe nocturnal cough with symptoms of aspiration.[vivo.med.cornell.edu] Postoperative barium swallow showed a regular transit of the contrast through the LES and few tertiary contractions in the lower esophagus.[file.scirp.org] […] from thoracic esophagus Abnormal: Tertiary contractions, presbyesophagus: Nonpropulsive contractions Diffuse esophageal spasm Nutcracker esophagus Decreased peristalsis resulting[radiologyassistant.nl]

  • Nutcracker Esophagus

    Dysphagia may present in patients with diffuse esophageal spasm, which will manifest as regurgitation, cough, heartburn, and hoarseness.[symptoma.com] There are multiple tertiary contractions in the distal esophagus (black arrow) on this barium esophagram.[learningradiology.com] Even without food/drink he feels like someone is strangling him or somthing is stuck and will cough himself blue even though it does nothing to help.......it's just a reflex[conductdisorders.com]

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