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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The initial management of esophageal food impaction is assessment of the patient's ventilation and airway.
1-3 EoE can present with variety of different symptoms including dysphagia, reflux, nausea, vomiting, chest pain and food impactions. 4
For cases other than suspected food impaction, during the upright single-contrast examination the patient drinks a low-density barium mixture while the radiologist fluoroscopes.(6) If a stricture is partially obstructing the esophagus, a solid or semisolid bolus often is given to evaluate distensibility.
Importantly, we found that EREFS and the presence of food impaction symptom were strongly correlated with ECP.
Symptoms in older children can include heartburn, dysphagia, and food impaction.
When it affects adolescents and adults, presenting features are more often dysphagia or food impaction. Male sex, a positive skin-prick or radioallergosorbent test (RAST), and the presence of other atopic diseases are correlated with eosinophilic esophagitis.
Knutsson et al15, Sasano T16, Venta et al17, and Punwutikorn et al20 showed that there was high risk of developing pericoronitis in distoangular and vertical position impaction, This should be explained in terms that food impaction was common in such types of impactions but the results of our study indicate that pericoronitis was the most common finding in mesioangular impactions.
It is a reactive lesion of oral cavity less commonly occurs on gingival and alveolar ridge as a result of local irritating factors such as food impaction, tooth extraction, ill fitting dentures, poor dental restorations, plaque and calculus.
The incidence of esophageal food impaction varied according to the seasons.
Among 56 patients contacted in a follow-up interview, 27 (48%) reported dysphagia within the past 3 months; 11 of these reported symptoms "'usually'" or "often" and the rest said dysphagia occurred "sometimes.'" Five patients (9%) said they had visited an emergency department for food impaction within the last year, and 23 (41%) reported receiving either dilation or medications, or both.
It may be catastrophic," he said, noting that it has become a highly prevalent cause of food impaction, despite the fact the disease was only described in 1993.

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