An elderly man with excruciating retrosternal pain and dysphagia
- Esophageal foreign body. Wahl, Keith; Belafsky, Peter C. // ENT: Ear, Nose & Throat Journal;Sep2003, Vol. 82 Issue 9, p681
Focuses on an old man who sought treatment for a chief complaint of dysphagia after he had consumed a fifth of vodka and fell asleep on the sofa. Finding on flexible esophagoscopy; Result of follow-up endoscopy.
- Eosinophilic esophagitis. Gupta, S. Punjab; Kirse, Daniel J.; Postma, Gregory N.; Belafsky, Peter C. // ENT: Ear, Nose & Throat Journal;Oct2005, Vol. 84 Issue 10, p632
This article describes two cases of eosinophilic esophagitis involving an adult male and a teenage boy. A 34-year-old man presented with a 4-month history of progressive dysphagia, which was worse with solids than liquids, and a 9-pound weight loss. A 14-year-old boy with a 1-year history of...
- You are never too old for a congenital disease! Khanna, Mukul; Sarkisian, Saro; Tran, Phu; Ghobrial, Ibrahim I. // Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives (JC;2013, Vol. 3 Issue 3/4, p1
Congenital diseases are sometimes overlooked by physicians because of their rarity or because of late onset of symptoms, which may delay treatment plans. This is illustrated in our patient who presented with dysphagia along with chest pain and who was found to have a congenital vascular anomaly,...
- Pre and post-surgical dysphagia outcome associated with posterior fossa tumour in children. Angela Morgan; Deborah Sell; Martina Ryan; Elizabeth Raynsford; Richard Hayward // Journal of Neuro-Oncology;May2008, Vol. 87 Issue 3, p347
AbstractÃ‚Â Ã‚Â Background Swallowing impairment (dysphagia) has been reported as a possible sequela following surgical removal of posterior fossa tumours (PFT). Dysphagia may result in aspiration of food/fluid leading to respiratory tract infection, placing the patient at...
- National Dysphagia Diet: What to Swallow? McCullough, Gary; Pelletier, Cathy; Steele, Catriona // ASHA Leader;11/4/2003, Vol. 8 Issue 20, p16
Discusses the diet texture modification for dysphagia management. Publication published to establish standard terminology and practice applications; Proposed four levels of semisolid/solid foods; Proposed terms for liquids and correlating viscosity ranges.
- “Corkscrew” Esophagus. Dheer, Sachin; Chang, Raymond // New England Journal of Medicine;4/24/2003, Vol. 348 Issue 17, p1671
The article discusses the case study of an 89-year-old woman sufferring with corkscrew esophagus. She was referred for an upper gastrointestinal examination due to dysphagia, epigastric pain, and frequent belching. A single-contrast barium examination of esophagus of the patient showed a...
- Characteristics of the Esophageal Low-Pressure Zone in Healthy Volunteers and Patients With Esophageal Symptoms: Assessment by High-Resolution Manometry. Pohl, Daniel; Ribolsi, Mentore; Savarino, Edoardo; Frühauf, Heiko; Fried, Michael; Castell, Donald O.; Tutuian, Radu // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Oct2008, Vol. 103 Issue 10, p2544
BACKGROUND: Esophageal motility studies in humans have documented a low-pressure zone (LPZ) in the area of transition from striated to smooth muscle. While preliminary studies indicate that a bolus might be retained in this area, the clinical relevance of the LPZ remains unclear. AIM: To...
- Pneumatic Dilation for Achalasia without Fluoroscopic Guidance: Safety and Efficacy. Lambroza, Arnon; Schuman, Robert W. // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Aug1995, Vol. 90 Issue 8, p1226
Objectives: To describe the technique of pneumatic dilation for achalasia without fluoroscopic guidance and to assess its safety and efficacy. Methods: Twenty-seven consecutive patients who underwent pneumatic dilation with the Rigiflex achalasia balloon under direct endoscopic visualization...
- A case of dysphagia with solids. Reddy, Sangeetha; Nachimuthu, Senthil; Moola, Kalyani // Patient Care;Sep2002, Vol. 36 Issue 11, p91
Discusses the case of a Hispanic woman with dysphagia with solids. Medical background; Results of physical examination; Symptoms of the Plummer-Vinson syndrome, also known as Paterson-Kelly syndrome; Medical treatment recommended.