Esophageal Distention (ESD)

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  • View:
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  • Defining characteristics:
    A visualization of the soft tissue band representative of the esophageal wall

  • Common differential diagnoses:
    Aerophagia (air), megaesophagus, esophagitis (possible fluid), foreign body
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  • Helpful additional data:
    H/O regurgitation, foreign body, recent anesthesia, etc.

  • Commonly associated diagnostics:
    Rule out the primary cause, repeat radiographs

  • Commonly associated treatments:
    Based on the primary cause, consider a nasogastric tube and RX for gastric ulcers

  • Commonly associated home care:
    Based on the primary cause