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71 Possible Causes for Weight Loss due to Dysphagia

  • Strongyloidiasis

    A fifty-seven years old man presented with severe diarrhoea and vomiting, fever, weight loss and dysphagia,due to mouth ulcers.[]

  • Oculopharyngodistal Myopathy

    Oculopharyngodistal myopathy (OPDM) is an extremely rare, adult-onset hereditary muscular disease characterized by progressive external ocular, pharyngeal, and distal muscle weakness and myopathological rimmed vacuole changes. The causative gene is currently unknown; therefore, diagnosis of OPDM is based on[…][]

  • Plexiform Neurofibroma

    We present a rare case of a 52-year-old woman presenting with dysphagia and weight loss due to a massive PNF in the subcutaneous adipose tissue of the posterior neck, associated[]

  • Liposarcoma

    An 81-year-old man presented with a 5-month history of dysphagia and 30-kg weight loss, due to a giant pedunculated liposarcoma of the hypopharynx, which is resected with[]

  • Chronic Intestinal Pseudo-Obstruction

    Nutrition supplementation is required for many patients with CIP due to symptoms of dysphagia, nausea, vomiting, and weight loss.[]

  • Esophageal Stenosis

    Typical symptoms include; Dysphagia: Odynophagia unintended weight loss regurgitation of food or liquids: Heartburn Choking Bad taste in mouth hiccups 12.  Barium[] .  The two images on the right show a Barrett's esophagus with an irregular stricture due to adenocarcinoma 11.[]

  • Esophageal Carcinoma

    Weight loss: Weight loss in the patients of esophageal carcinoma is due to dysphagia and anorexia.[] Accompanying B-symptoms (weight loss, night sweats and fever) may occur.[] Note: Dysphagia only occurs at luminal narrowing of more than 60 %, which often occurs at very late stage![]

  • Anaplastic Thyroid Carcinoma

    Weight loss is common due to dysphagia or the underlying malignancy itself.[]

  • Freeman-Sheldon Syndrome

    […] and Weight Loss", abstract "The whistling face syndrome has been reported, with complications of the respiratory system and feeding problems due to microstomia, since 1938[] Dysphagia, however, has not previously been reported as a complication of whistling face syndrome.[] Standard RIS Vancouver @article{8af42845e83e47a285bd7bdeff2f2400, title "Freeman-Sheldon Syndrome (Whistling Face Syndrome) and Cranio-Vertebral Junction Malformation Producing Dysphagia[]

  • Paraneoplastic Syndrome

    Patients with chronic gastrointestinal pseudo-obstruction present with weight loss, persistent constipation and abdominal obstruction.[] Some patients present with dysphagia, nausea, vomiting due to esophageal dysmotility or gastroparesis. Radiologic studies show small bowel, colonic or gastric dilation.[] […] hypotension, abnormal papillary responses, urinary retention, gastrointestinal paresis, hyperhydrosis, impotence, cardiac arrhythmias and chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction due[]

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