EDITOR'S QUIZ: GI SNAPSHOT
- Low-Amplitude Distal Esophageal Spasm as a Cause of Severe Dysphagia for Solid Food. Breumelhof, R.; Timmer, R.; Van Hees, P. A. M.; Obertop, H.; Smout, A. J. P. M. // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Jan1996, Vol. 91 Issue 1, p143
This case report presents a patient with progressive dysphagia, accompanied by weight loss, in the absence of organic disease. Esophageal motility studies initially failed to reveal a diagnosis. At simultaneous manometry and fluoroscopy, with bread/barium boluses, the diagnosis of esophageal...
- Manometric and Radiologic Correlations in Achalasia. Meshkinpour, H.; Kaye, L.; Elias, A.; Glick, M. E. // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Nov1992, Vol. 87 Issue 11, p1567
Achalasia is an esophageal motor disorder distinguished by clinical, radiologic, and manometric features. To evaluate the correlation among these features, we studied 109 achalasia patients. The four most common clinical complaints, the four most commonly encountered radiologic findings, and two...
- Dysphagia Due To Rare Cause. Meher, R.; Sabherwal, A.; Singh, I. // Internet Journal of Orthopedic Surgery;2006, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p10
We describe a case of a middle-aged man who presented with dysphagia for more than 10 years. Failure of repeated endoscopy in diagnosing this case and the role of a newer investigative modality i.e. M R angiography is reported with review of literature.
- Anterior Cervical Osteophytes Causing Airway Compromise. Aronowitz, Paul; Cobarrubias, Fabiola // New England Journal of Medicine;12/25/2003, Vol. 349 Issue 26, p2540
Discusses anterior cervical osteophytes causing airway compromise. Case history of an aged man who had mild dysphagia for several years; Tests done on the patient; Explanation of MRIs taken of the patient's throat area.
- A Long-Term-Lodged Esophageal Foreign Body in an Adult Caused Esophageal Stricture and a Mediastinal Mass. Suzhi Li; Zongxi Bai; Feng Liu // American Surgeon;Sep2011, Vol. 77 Issue 9, pE179
The article describes the case of a 20-year-old male Tibetian who swallowed a ring-pull more than 1 year prior to hospital admittance. He presented signs of dysphagia and weight loss. A barium swallow radiograph showed an irregularity in the esophagus and initial diagnosis was esophageal...
- Influence of Bolus Consistency and Position on Esophageal High-Resolution Manometry Findings. Anita Bernhard; Daniel Pohl; Michael Fried; Donald Castell; Radu Tutuian // Digestive Diseases & Sciences;May2008, Vol. 53 Issue 5, p1198
AbstractÃ‚Â Ã‚Â Background Conventional esophageal manometry evaluating liquid swallows in the recumbent position measures pressure changes at a limited number of sites and does not assess motility during solid swallows in the physiologic upright position. Aim To evaluate esophageal...
- Case & Comment. Reddy, Sangeetha; Nachimuthu, Senthil; Moola, Kalyani // Patient Care for the Nurse Practitioner;Sep2002, Vol. 5 Issue 9, p1
The article presents a diagnosis of a 29-year-old Hispanic woman, who complains of having intermittent dysphagia with solids for 4 years. She had a spontaneous abortion at 6 weeks gestation and underwent a dilation and curettage a month prior to presentation. She claims to have heavy menstrual...
- Progressive dysphagia caused by Erdheimâ€“Chester disease. Vermeiren, P.; Van Laecke, S.; Cuvelier, C.; De Loose, D.; Vanholder, R. // QJM: An International Journal of Medicine;Dec2014, Vol. 107 Issue 12, p1015
No abstract available.
- A decade of unexplained dysphagia. Burgess, Christopher; Hughes, Richard; Griffiths, Stewart; Cadoux-Hudson, Thomas // ENT: Ear, Nose & Throat Journal;Jun2009, Vol. 88 Issue 6, p958
The article discusses a case of dysphagia of unknown cause in an old man in Great Britain. The symptoms reported by the patient included dysphagia for solid foods as well as coughing and choking while having meals. Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) was confirmed by magnetic...