TWISTED ESOPHAGUS
Dr. Ishanjit Sandhu
TWISTED ESOPHAGUS
80 year-old woman in JAMMU sought medical help when she developed painful spasms every time she swallowed. Imaging and X-rays revealed her esophagus twisted up like a corkscrew whenever she ate. The condition caused her to lose 11 pounds (5 kilograms) over the course of several months, according to the case report.

Specialists in the new delhi told that while the twisting esophagus was odd, the condition is not unknown.

Muscle spasms are to blame for this type of pain. Instead of contracting and relaxing in a series from the mouth to the stomach, the muscles within this woman's esophagus contracted simultaneously

There is no cure for the condition.


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Y●●●n P●●●l
Y●●●n P●●●l General Medicine
Diffuse esophageal spasm Chest pain similar to angina pectoris, gastroesophageal reflux, weight loss, dysphagia. Treatment- PPI, antianxiety drugs, calcium channel blockers, hydralazine, nitroglycerin
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Dr. S●●●●r K●●●r General Medicine
Http://www.medicaldaily.com/87-year-old-swiss-womans-esophagus-twisted-itself-corkscrew-245691
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Dr. B C●●●●y M●●●●●●m
Dr. B C●●●●y M●●●●●●m Radiology
Barium Swallow/Screening Fluro best to diags. May be congnital/Aquired--corresives/acids/nuerological conditions. Dr.BC Manickam.
Sep 2, 2016Like