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Esophageal graft-versus-host disease

February 25, 2013  |  Jeanne L. Hatcher, MD; S. Carter Wright, MD; Catherine Rees Lintzenich, MD, FACS

Graft-versus-host disease occurs after allogeneic hematopoietic-cell transplantation, with the chronic form usually occurring within the first 3 years.

Massive Zenker diverticulum

August 10, 2012  |  Jonathan M. Bock, MD; John J. Petronovich, BS; Joel H. Blumin, MD

Zenker diverticula rarely extend deep into the chest and induce severe dysphagia and aspiration pneumonia. In fact, only rare cases have been reported in the literature that exhibit such significant extension into the mediastinum.

Killian-Jamieson diverticulum

May 1, 2012  |  Ashli K. O'Rourke, MD; Paul M. Weinberger, MD; Gregory N. Postma, MD

Killian-Jamieson diverticulum is generally smaller than Zenker diverticulum and is associated with less dysphagia, regurgitation, and gastroesophageal reflux.

Dilated esophagus and tracheal compression secondary to a slipped Nissen fundoplication: A case report

January 25, 2012  |  Roy Rajan, MD and Jerome W. Thompson, MD

Abstract

We describe the case of a 20-month-old girl with a gastrostomy tube who presented with stridor, daily emesis, stertor, and mild neck retractions. Endoscopic and radiologic investigations revealed a dilated esophagus, an associated tracheal compression, and a paraesophageal...

Esophageal spasm

November 22, 2011  |  Ashli K. O'Rourke, MD, Paul M. Weinberger, MD, and Gregory N. Postma, MD

Giant esophageal inlet patch

August 16, 2011  |  Michele P. Morrison, DO and Gregory N. Postma, MD

Bilateral tonsillar and esophageal Kaposi sarcoma in an HIV-negative patient

July 14, 2011  |  Irem Hicran Ozbudak, MD, Kenan Guney, MD, Derya Mutlu, MD, Tekinalp Gelen, MD, and Gulay Ozbilim, MD

Abstract

Tonsillar involvement in Kaposi sarcoma is extremely rare, as only a few such cases have been reported; all but 1 of these previously reported cases occurred in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. We describe what to the best of our knowledge is the...

Ballpoint pen ingestion in a 2-year-old child

July 14, 2011  |  Anaïs Rameau, MD, CM, MSc, Sumeet M. Anand, MD, and Lily H.P. Nguyen, MD, CM, MSc, FRCS(C)

Abstract

A 2-year-old girl ingested a ballpoint pen, which was found on chest x-ray to have lodged in the lower esophagus and stomach. The pen, which measured nearly 15 cm in length, was removed via rigid esophagoscopy without complication. To the best of our knowledge, this is the...

Scleroderma

May 1, 2011  |  Michele P. Morrison, DO, Paul M. Weinberger, MD, and Gregory N. Postma, MD

Cervical esophageal perforation and cricopharyngeal dysfunction

March 1, 2011  |  W. Brian Helton, MD, Raman Unnikrishnan, MD, and Thomas Gal, MD, MPH

Abstract

Spontaneous perforation of the esophagus is an uncommon event; when it does occur, it usually affects the thoracic esophagus. We present a rare and fatal case of spontaneous perforation of the cervical esophagus in a 68-year-old woman. We believe this rupture was related to a...

Delayed pharyngoesophageal reconstruction with combined local and regional flaps: A case report

March 1, 2011  |  Fábio Roberto Pinto, MD, PhD and Jossi Ledo Kanda, MD, PhD

Abstract

We describe an unusual technique for performing delayed pharyngoesophageal reconstruction following circumferential pharyngolaryngectomy. The patient was a 52-year-old man who underwent a circumferential pharyngolaryngectomy for the treatment of hypopharyngeal carcinoma. In...

Hypopharyngeal diverticulum formation following anterior discectomy and fusion: Case series

November 1, 2010  |  Terah J. Allis, MD, Nazaneen N. Grant, MD, and Bruce J. Davidson

Abstract

Pharyngoesophageal diverticulum is a rare complication following anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). Dysphagia is a well-documented complication associated with ACDF. It may result postoperatively from a variety of etiologies, including hardware displacement,...

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