EDITOR'S QUIZ: GI SNAPSHOT: A case of a "fragile" oesophagus
- X-ray quiz: a case of dysphagia. Patel, Prad // GP: General Practitioner;9/23/2002, p52
Presents the case of a patient with dysphagia. Assessment on the contraindication of an endoscopy; Emergence of a recurrent pulmonary aspiration as a complication of a pharyngeal pouch; Clinical manifestations of the disorder.
- A functional diagnosis of dysphagia using videoendoscopy. Spiegel, Joseph R.; Selber, Jesse C.; Creed, Judith // ENT: Ear, Nose & Throat Journal;Aug1998, Vol. 77 Issue 8, p628
Focuses on the use of videoendoscopy in the diagnosis of dysphagia. Two principal aspects in evaluation of patients with symptoms of dysphagia; Assessment of swallowing ability; Performance of the videoendoscopic swallowing study (VESS); Results of the study.
- Endoscopy at 35,000 feet: Hand me that duct tape! Sonnenshein, Mark // Medical Economics;04/10/2000, Vol. 77 Issue 7, p235
Reports that the author had to perform endoscopy during a flight after an elderly passenger had swallowed a foreign object. Application of conscious sedation by way of a six-pack of bourbon shots; Construction of a makeshift endoscope; Benefits of ingenuity.
- SYNERGISTIC USE OF ARGON PLASMA COAGULATION (APC) AND SELF-EXPANDING METALLIC STENTS (SEMS) FOR THE PALLIATION OF MALIGNANT DYSPHAGIA. Syn, W.-K.; Khan, I.; Parnell, A.; Skander, M.P.; Ahmed, M.M. // Gut;Apr2003 Supplement 1, Vol. 52, pA110
Introduction: Malignancies of the oesophagus or cardia are usually inoperable at presentation and the resulting dysphagia often requires endoscopic palliation. Aims: We describe a single centre experience in the synergistic use of APC and SEMS for the palliation of malignant dysphagia. Patients...
- Epidermolysis Bullosa: Gastrointestinal Manifestations. Orlando, Roy C.; Bozymski, Eugene M.; Briggaman, Robert A.; Bream, Charles A. // Annals of Internal Medicine;Aug74, Vol. 81 Issue 2, p203
Examines several patients with epidermolysis bullosa dystrophica and esophageal disease. Implications of bullae formation and strictures in the esophagus for the presence of dysphagia; Types of epidermolysis bullosa based on the genetics, clinical history, physical examination and electron...
- Novel Removable Internally Fully Covered Self-Expanding Metal Esophageal Stent: Feasibility, Technique of Removal, and Tissue Response in Humans. Eloubeidi, Mohamad A.; Lopes, Tercio L. // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Jun2009, Vol. 104 Issue 6, p1374
OBJECTIVES:Internally fully covered self-expandable metal stents (FCSEMSs) have recently become available offering the possibility of removal. However, to our knowledge, the feasibility, techniques for endoscopic removal, and tissue reaction to FCSEMS have not been reported in humans. Our aims...
- Significant symptomatic relief after transoral endoscopic staple-assisted treatment of Zenker's diverticulum. Chiari, C.; Yeganehfar, W.; Scharitzer, M.; Mittlböck, M.; Armbruster, C.; Roka, R.; Függer, R.; Wenzl, E.; Pokieser, P.; Bischof, G. // Surgical Endoscopy;Apr2003, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p596
Background: Zenker's diverticulum is associated with characteristic symptoms of progressive dysphagia and regurgitation. As most patients are elderly, the perioperative risk is usually high. We report our clinical experience with the transoral endoscopic staple-assisted method, including a...
- Coated Expandable Esophageal Stents in the Treatment of Digestive-Respiratory Fistulas. Raijman, Isaac; Lynch, Patryck // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Dec1997, Vol. 92 Issue 12, p2188
Background: Malignant digestive-respiratory fistula (DRF) is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. In addition to the other recognized advantages of expandable stents, coated expandable stents can seal off DRF. Methods: Eight men and five women, mean age 52 yr, with endoscopically...
- Dysphagia Without Endoscopically Evident Disease: To Dilate or Not? Scolapio, James S.; Gostout, Christopher J.; Schroeder, Kenneth W.; Mahoney, Douglas W.; Lindor, Keith D. // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Feb2001, Vol. 96 Issue 2, p327
OBJECTIVES: It is not known whether patients with symptoms of dysphagia but normal upper endoscopy benefit from empiric esophageal dilation. The aim of this prospective study was to determine whether patients with solid food dysphagia and normal upper endoscopy have symptomatic benefit from...