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24 Possible Causes for Tertiary Contractions of the Esophagus, X-Ray Abnormal

  • Esophageal Achalasia

    He or she analyzes the X-ray image to see if the esophagus is abnormally dilated.[] The barium swallow showed a mildly dilated esophagus with tertiary contractions, delayed emptying of the esophagus, and a narrowed gastroesophageal junction ( Fig. 1 ).[] […] of barium with the patient in the recumbent position Antegrade and retrograde motion of barium in the esophagus secondary to uncoordinated, nonpropulsive, tertiary contractions[]

  • Esophageal Obstruction

    J Visc Surg. 2018 Jun;155(3):247-249. doi: 10.1016/j.jviscsurg.2018.02.002. Epub 2018 Feb 23. Author information 1 Department of digestive and oncological surgery, University Hospital Claude Huriez-Regional University Hospital Center, place de Verdun, 59037, Lille cedex, France; Department of visceral surgery and[…][]

  • Myasthenia Gravis

    Chest x-ray, CT scan or MRI may be performed to examine the thymus gland, because abnormalities of the thymus are often linked with myasthenia gravis.[] ., x-ray, CT scan) Intravenous anticholinesterase or Tensilon test Medical history Neurological tests (e.g., electromyography) Blood tests are performed to determine serum[] Approximately 15% of MG patients have a tumour of the thymus (thymoma) and 60–80% have abnormal enlargement (hyperplasia) of the thymus.[]

  • Lingular Pneumonia

    22) The image seen below is a magnified view of a lateral chest x-ray. The blue arrows indicate the left ribs and the red arrows indicate the right ribs.[] Achalasia on BaSw Findings: The BaSw demonstrates a dilated esophagus with tertiary contractions and a bird beak appearance to the lower...[] When available, it is chest x-rays are used for more definitive diagnosis. Primary treatment is antibiotics.[]

  • Chagas Disease

    , 15 with abnormal ECG but normal chest X-Ray, and 11 with abnormalities in the ECG and in the chest X-Ray.[] To detect chronic Chagas disease, do echocardiography if patients have symptoms suggesting heart disease or potential cardiac abnormalities on a chest x-ray, ECG, or rhythm[] Chest X-ray Chest X-ray may reveal cardiomegaly and evidence of left ventricular failure. Contrast studies Of oesophagus and colon looking for enlargement.[]

  • Mediastinal Hernia

    A chest X-ray showed a subtle mediastinal abnormality (figure 1 ), so a computed tomography (CT) scan of the chest was done.[] […] from thoracic esophagus Abnormal: Tertiary contractions, presbyesophagus: Nonpropulsive contractions Diffuse esophageal spasm Nutcracker esophagus Decreased peristalsis resulting[] However, an enlarged esophagus can be detected by X-ray.[]

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

    A barium swallow radiograph uses x-rays to help spot abnormalities such as a hiatal hernia and severe inflammation of the esophagus.[] These x rays help rule out abnormalities such as a narrowing of the esophagus (esophageal stricture) and ulcers .[] Barium swallow radiograph uses x rays to help spot abnormalities such as a hiatal hernia and other structural or anatomical problems of the esophagus.[]

  • Nutcracker Esophagus

    Barium swallow x-rays of the esophagus can also be done.[] There are multiple tertiary contractions in the distal esophagus (black arrow) on this barium esophagram.[] This usually includes visualization of the esophagus with an endoscope, and can also include barium swallow Xrays of the esophagus.[]

  • Corkscrew Esophagus

    Certain abnormalities on x-ray imaging are commonly observed in DES, such as a "corkscrew" or "rosary bead esophagus", although these findings are not unique to this condition[] There are multiple tertiary contractions in the distal esophagus (black arrow) on this barium esophagram.[] Tertiary contractions with cork screw esophagus. Dysphagia. Dilated atonic lower 2/3 of the esophagus (smooth Reflux. muscles).[]

  • Presbyesophagus

    1 - 30 of Next Possible Fosamax side effects in Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-23 Patient: Reactions: Pruritus, Contusion, X-RAY[] 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.[] Fig. 6.1 Tertiary contraction of the esophagus.[]

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