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230 Possible Causes for Intermittent Dysphagia

  • Esophagitis

    In adults, the most common presenting symptoms are intermittent dysphagia and dyspepsia. 4 , 5 In children, the presentation is more variable with symptoms such as regurgitation[bjgp.org]

  • Lower Esophageal Ring

    These rings cause intermittent dysphagia for solids. Symptoms can begin at any age but usually do not begin until after age 25.[merckmanuals.com] dysphagia associated with solids amongst the adult population.[symptoma.com] Patients classically present with intermittent dysphagia to solids. Diagnosis is made by endoscopy or a barium esophagram .[journals.lww.com]

  • Esophageal Spasm

    We present a 43-year-old female with paroxysmal chest and abdominal pain, nausea, salivation, and intermittent dysphagia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Four of five patients had episodic nonexertional midchest pain; two patients experienced intermittent dysphagia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The usual presentation is intermittent dysphagia with occasional chest pain.[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

    The case of a patient with intermittent dysphagia and suspected GERD is discussed. Pharyngoesophageal scintigraphy was performed. Reflux test was negative.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Each of these is experienced intermittently by over 5% of the population and 55 to 63% report at least one of these symptoms [ 1 , 10 - 14 ].[hon.ch] , and in one patient, the device was removed at 357 days owing to intermittent vomiting of unknown cause starting 3 months after implantation, without relief after removal[nejm.org]

  • Nutcracker Esophagus

    An 87-year-old woman with severe retrosternal pain and intermittent dysphagia was referred to the clinic for further evaluation.[nejm.org] The usual presentation is intermittent dysphagia with occasional chest pain.[emedicine.medscape.com] Video Nutcracker Esophagus. (00:06) An 87-year-old woman with severe retrosternal pain and intermittent dysphagia was referred to the clinic for further evaluation.[nejm.org]

  • Plummer-Vinson Syndrome

    Presentation [ 3 , 4 ] The presentation is usually with painless, intermittent dysphagia.[patient.info] On close questioning, she had intermittent solid food dysphagia at the level of the sternal notch for 3 years without any other alarming or progressive symptoms for which[jdeonline.in] The dysphagia is usually painless and intermittent or progressive over years, limited to solids and sometimes associated with weight loss.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Thymectomy

    We report the case of a 22-year-old female with a 6-year history of MG presented with bilateral ptosis, diplopia, and intermittent dysphagia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Lipoma

    Other symptoms can include cough, arrhythmias, orthopnea and intermittent dysphagia [ 2 ].[casesjournal.biomedcentral.com]

  • Aberrant Right Subclavian Artery

    Figure 1 A 45-year-old woman had had intermittent dysphagia for two years.[nejm.org] Case Report A 73-year-old male presented with prolonged history of intermittent dysphagia.[omicsonline.org] This anomaly is complicated by aortitis, dysphagia, chronic cough and intermittent dyspnoea.[jpma.org.pk]

  • Labor

    A 30-year-old woman who was 2 weeks postpartum presented with intermittent dysphagia since delivery.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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