food impaction


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Related to food impaction: Eosinophilic esophagitis

food im·pac·tion

the forcible wedging of food between adjacent teeth during mastication, producing gingival recession and pocket formation.

food impaction

The forcing of food into the interproximal spaces of teeth by chewing (vertical impaction) or by tongue and cheek pressure (horizontal impaction).
See also: impaction

food im·pac·tion

(fūd im-pakshŭn)
Forcible wedging of food between adjacent teeth during mastication, producing gingival recession and pocket formation.
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Association of eosinophilic inflammation with esophageal food impaction in adults.
1982), and other ruminants (Miles and Grigson 1990), and has been linked to food impaction and associated soft-tissue injury (Miles and Grigson 1990).
Adolescents and adults most often present with symptoms of dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) and food impaction.
The stent is designed for gradual expansion, typically complete after 24 to 72 hours, and features a Permalume(TM) silicone coating that is designed to prevent tumor in-growth, seal concurrent esophageal fistulas and help reduce food impaction.
Most (85%) of the patients were male; 74% presented with dysphagia and 18% with food impaction.
When it affects adolescents and adults, presenting features are more often dysphagia or food impaction.

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