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Abeer Fatima
Abeer Fatimaabout 1 year ago
Dysphagia Aortica

Dysphagia Aortica

Dilation of aorta can lead to mechanical compression of the esophagus leading to dysphagia. This condition is known as dysphagia aortica. The risk factors of dysphagia aortica are: - Hypertension - Women with short stature - Kyphosis - Thoracic aortic aneurysm The management of dysphagia aortica is conservative as well as surgical. If cardiovascular disorder is causing dysphagia, it is imperative to alleviate underlying cardiovascular disease. Reference: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1873959811001013 Image via: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4268299/#:~:text=Dysphagia%20aortica%20is%20a%20difficulty,stature%2C%20hypertension%2C%20and%20kyphosis.

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