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14 Possible Causes for Failure to Thrive, Tertiary Contractions of the Esophagus

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

    In pediatrics, the presentation is often non-specific, with vomiting, upper and lower respiratory symptoms, irritability, aversion to food, and failure to thrive 2 .[] GER disease (GERD) occurs when reflux of the gastric contents causes symptoms that affect the quality of life or pathologic complications, such as failure to thrive, feeding[]

  • Esophageal Obstruction

    Emesis and failure to thrive prompted a modified barium-swallow study, which revealed that the tracheostomy tube was causing an obstruction in the proximal esophagus.[] Tachypnea or dyspnea Vomiting Wheezing TABLE 1 Symptoms of Esophageal Foreign Bodies Blood in saliva Coughing Drooling Dysphagia/odynophagia Failure to thrive Fever Food[] […] to thrive or recurrent aspiration pneumonia.[]

  • Presbyesophagus

    Mean age for patients with failure-to-thrive, vomiting, abdominal pain, and heartburn was 10, 15, 20, and 22, respectively.[] Fig. 6.1 Tertiary contraction of the esophagus.[] 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.[]

  • Myotonic Dystrophy

    A gastrostomy tube may also be necessary for those children with severe failure to thrive, even if aspiration is not an obvious problem.[] Failure to thrive, club feet and feeding difficulties are common problems but surviving infants experience gradual improvement in motor function, can swallow and independently[] […] to thrive or respiratory symptoms (or both). [ Kang: 2015 ] Pediatric Otolaryngology (see Services below for local providers) Children with drooling, excessive snoring, and[]

  • Myasthenia Gravis

    Knee, Elizabeth Alexander and Shivanand Medar, Failure to Thrive and Respiratory Failure in an Adolescent Male, Clinical Pediatrics, 54, 14, (1399), (2015). É.[]

  • Esophageal Candidiasis

    […] to thrive How is Candida Esophagitis Diagnosed?[] […] from thoracic esophagus Abnormal: Tertiary contractions, presbyesophagus: Nonpropulsive contractions Diffuse esophageal spasm Nutcracker esophagus Decreased peristalsis resulting[] […] to thrive, or difficulty gaining adequate weight.[]

  • Phlegmonous Esophagitis

    Decreased appetitie Cough Abdominal pain Heartburn Difficulty in feeding Sometimes, mouth sores Failure to thrive (grasping for themselves or reflexive grasp).[] Nonpropulsive peristaltic waves, ranging from mild tertiary contractions to severe segmental spasms, are an early finding.[] Biopsies from a young boy with failure to thrive reveal striking intercellular edema with numerous eosinophils ( a ).[]

  • Pharyngeal Disease

    Problems with adenoid: Hypertrophy Adenoiditis Symptoms of signs: Nasal obstruction: In infants: · Failure to thrive.[] The barium swallow may be normal or show nonpropagated contractions (also called tertiary contractions).[] In advanced cases the barium swallow may reveal a corkscrew esophagus and pseudodiverticula. The diagnosis is best made by an esophageal motility study.[]

  • Idiopathic Achalasia

    Failure to thrive is one of the presenting signs and symptoms of achalsia in infants.[] […] pooling or stasis of barium in the esophagus when the esophagus has become atonic or non-contractile (a late feature in the disease) uncoordinated, non-propulsive, tertiary[] Tertiary contractions were noted in 90% patients with primary achalasia and 24% patients with secondary achalasia.[]

  • Zenker Diverticulum

    Fred Ferri’s popular "5 books in 1" format provides quick guidance on menorrhagia, Failure to Thrive (FTT), Cogan’s syndrome, and much more.[] 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 5 (31%) o... more A 6-month-old male infant with difficulty swallowing, recurrent aspiration pneumonia and failure to thrive was diagnosed with cricopharyngeal achalasia[]

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