Flashcards in Esophageal Disorders Deck (67):
What is Dyspepsia?
1. Impaired Digestion
2. Discomfort in upper abdomen or chest described as gas, feeling of fullness, gnawing, or burning
3. Described as Indigestion, heartburn, & Agida
What are the most common causes of dyspepsia?
Name some less common causes of Dyspepsia?
2. Esophageal/Gastric Ca
3. Celiac Dz
4. Food allergy
6. Ischemic bowel Dz
What is Dysphagia?
Difficulty swallowing (generally painless)
A. Pressure sensation or food gets stuck
With Dysphagia what do you want to determine?
Do Solids or Solids & Liquids get stuck?
A. Solids (Obstruction)
B. Solids & Liquids (mechanical abnormality)
Causes for Dysphagia
2. Esophageal CA
3. Zenker’s diverticulum
4. Schatzki’s ring
5. Esophageal stenosis/stricture
What is Odynophagia?
Causes for Odynophagia
1. Esophageal spasm
3. Mallory-Weiss tear
What are the alarm symptoms of esophageal cancer
Age > 60 yr
Heme (+) stools
Sx’s > 6 mo