Extra-thoracic Extrinsic Compression: An Unusual Cause of Dysphagia

Author(s): Sirish C. Rao, Anjana Sathyamurthy, Erica P. Turse, Francis D. Dailey, Veysel Tahan*.

Journal Name: Endocrine, Metabolic & Immune Disorders - Drug Targets
(Formerly Current Drug Targets - Immune, Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders)

Volume 19 , Issue 2 , 2019

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Background: Dysphagia affects one in twenty-five adults yearly in the United States.

Objective: While dysphagia may be common, the prevalence of dysphagia may be underestimated primarily due to under-reporting. Dysphagia may be caused by intraluminal, intrinsic, extrinsic, or motility disorders.

Method/Results: We present a case of dysphagia caused by extra-thoracic extrinsic compression due to bra use.

Conclusion: Despite many published reports on dysphagia caused by other diagnoses, we occasionally overlook extrinsic abdominal compression as the cause for dysphagia.

Keywords: Dysphagia, dyspepsia, extrinsic compression, abdominal compression, esophageal spasm, esophageal manometry.

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Year: 2019
Page: [230 - 231]
Pages: 2
DOI: 10.2174/1871530318666181005101145
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