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30 Possible Causes for Tertiary Contractions of the Esophagus

  • Nutcracker Esophagus

    There are multiple tertiary contractions in the distal esophagus (black arrow) on this barium esophagram.[learningradiology.com] Tertiary contractions with cork screw esophagus. Dysphagia. Dilated atonic lower 2/3 of the esophagus (smooth Reflux. muscles).[slideshare.net] esophagus and scleroderma esophagus Representing uncoordinated tertiary contractions of the esophagus, corkscrew esophagus is associated with diffuse esophageal spasm Diffuse[learningradiology.com]

  • Presbyesophagus

    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] Tertiary contractions with cork screw esophagus. Dysphagia. Dilated atonic lower 2/3 of the esophagus (smooth Reflux. muscles).[slideshare.net]

  • Esophageal Achalasia

    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]

  • Myotonic Dystrophy

    Myotonic Dystrophy type 2 (DM2) is a multisystemic disorder associated with an expanded [CCTG]n repeat in intron 1 of the CNBP gene. Epigenetic modifications have been reported in many repeat expansion disorders, including myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1), either as a mechanism to explain somatic repeat instability[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Esophageal Obstruction

    Gastrointestinal intussusception with obstruction is common in the small bowel and colon; however, such a process is not known to cause esophageal obstruction. Recent experience with gastroesophageal intussusception permits discussion of diagnosis and consideration of treatment options. A 3-year-old child[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

    In 2012 the FDA approved a magnetic sphincter augmentation (MSA) device (LINX, Torax Medical, Inc) for placement around the lower esophageal sphincter as an alternative approach to fundoplication for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). This is a relatively new procedure and there is not widespread[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Myasthenia Gravis

    We describe two cases of myasthenia gravis (MG) with double seropositivity for acetylcholine receptor (AChR) and low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein 4 (LRP4) antibodies (AChR/LRP4-MG) with invasive thymoma. Both cases showed myasthenic weakness, which was restricted to the ocular muscles for 5[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Lichen Simplex Chronicus

    Her initial evaluation consisted of stool cultures (negative); blood chemistry (not remarkable); upper GI series (tertiary contractions in the esophagus, otherwise normal)[consultant360.com]

  • Chagas Disease

    Chagas disease is a complex zoonotic pathology caused by the kinetoplastid Trypanosoma cruzi. This parasite presents remarkable genetic variability and has been grouped into six discrete typing units (DTUs). The association between the DTUs and clinical outcome remains unknown. Chagas disease and co-infection with[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Esophageal Spasm

    There are multiple tertiary contractions in the distal esophagus (black arrow) on this barium esophagram.[learningradiology.com] esophagus and scleroderma esophagus Representing uncoordinated tertiary contractions of the esophagus, corkscrew esophagus is associated with diffuse esophageal spasm Diffuse[learningradiology.com] Corkscrew Esophagus Rosary Bead Esophagus, Diffuse Esophageal Spasm General Considerations One of a group of spastic esophageal motility disorders including achalasia, nutcracker[learningradiology.com]

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