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26 Possible Causes for Solid Dysphagia, Tertiary Contractions of the Esophagus

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

    […] food dysphagia requires aggressive PPI treatment or surgery Please rate topic.[] Presence of persistent daily solid food dysphagia, unplanned weight loss over ten pounds, esophageal bleeding, or vomiting more than once per week).[] Increases in esophagogastric transit time of liquid barium and solid boluses correlate positively with the presence of postoperative dysphagia. [11] Degree of confidence The[]

  • Esophageal Achalasia

    Patients present with dysphagia for both solids and liquids, which differentiates it from dysphagias that only involve solids and are characteristic of tumors of the gastroesophageal[] The barium swallow showed a mildly dilated esophagus with tertiary contractions, delayed emptying of the esophagus, and a narrowed gastroesophageal junction ( Fig. 1 ).[] Most patients have progressive dysphagia for both liquids and solids. This article describes the symptoms of achalasia, its diagnosis, and treatment.[]

  • Esophageal Obstruction

    In malignant lesions, the dysphagia to solids is the initial symptom, progressing to semi-solids and finally to liquids.[] The median dysphagia score dropped from 3 (able to eat liquids only) to 1 (some dysphagia with solid food), and seven of the eight patients had an improvement of at least[] Secondary endpoints were relief of dysphagia measured by a dysphagia score (grade 0 no dysphagia, grade 1 able to eat solid food, grade 2 semisolids only, grade 3 liquids[]

  • Nutcracker Esophagus

    Dysphagia of solid or liquid food suggests the presence of a neuromuscular disorder; however, mechanical obstruction by a structural problem is suggested in case of only solid[] There are multiple tertiary contractions in the distal esophagus (black arrow) on this barium esophagram.[] While it may be asymptomatic, it often manifests itself as chest pain, less commonly as dysphagia for solid and liquid foods Diagnosis Oesophageal manometry; the diagnosis[]

  • Myasthenia Gravis

    Subsequently, in the course of a urinary infection treated with ciprofloxacin, she presented with vertical diplopia, respiratory distress and dysphagia for solids.[]

  • Esophageal Spasm

    Diffuse esophageal spasm typically causes substernal chest pain with nonprogressive dysphagia and odynophagia for both liquids and solids.[] There are multiple tertiary contractions in the distal esophagus (black arrow) on this barium esophagram.[] Solid and liquid food dysphagia suggests a neuromuscular disorder, whereas solid food dysphagia only suggests a structural problem causing mechanical obstruction.[]

  • Plummer-Vinson Syndrome

    The patient had a longstanding history of anemia and slowly progressive dysphagia of solid food.[] The esophagus showed tremor accompanied by secondary and tertiary contractions but, otherwise, no pathological changes.[] Four patients with cervical web of the esophagus were studied, dysphagia was mostly for solids, which were non-progressive and were present for years before they presented[]

  • Esophageal Candidiasis

    What are the other causes of dysphagia for solid food?[] […] from thoracic esophagus Abnormal: Tertiary contractions, presbyesophagus: Nonpropulsive contractions Diffuse esophageal spasm Nutcracker esophagus Decreased peristalsis resulting[] Her emesis and dysphagia to solids started to improve immediately.[]

  • Zenker Diverticulum

    […] to solids; score 2, dysphagia to semi-solids; score 3, dysphagia to liquids; score 4, aphagia).[] 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[] Dysphagia is the main symptom of Killian-Jamieson diverticulum, particularly for solid foods (3) .[]

  • Chagas Disease

    Chagas disease, also known as American trypanosomiasis, is a tropical parasitic disease caused by the protist Trypanosoma cruzi. It is spread mostly by insects known as Triatominae, or "kissing bugs". The symptoms change over the course of the infection. In the early stage, symptoms are typically either not present[…][]

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