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The man was suffering from a strange disease and could only swallow one grain of rice at a time, and when he went to the doctor, he found that all the food was stuck in his esophagus

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A man surnamed Jiang in Jiangxi suddenly found 3 years ago that every time he eats a little faster, his throat will choke, especially when eating some hard food, the situation is more obvious, and later, what he eats will vomit out directly, and even can only swallow a grain of rice at a time, which makes him very troubled, and his weight has dropped from 75 kg to 60 kg, so he has to seek medical treatment everywhere to find a solution.

The man was suffering from a strange disease and could only swallow one grain of rice at a time, and when he went to the doctor, he found that all the food was stuck in his esophagus

According to media reports, after an examination in the hospital, it was found that the food that Mr. Jiang had eaten did not enter the stomach along the esophagus at all, but was completely blocked in the esophagus! It was precisely because of this that Mr. Jiang had symptoms such as regurgitation of the food he ate and choking in his throat. This has also led to a significant expansion of Mr. Jiang's esophagus under the pressure of food.

Xu Shuchang, chief physician of the Department of Gastroenterology of Shanghai Tongji Hospital, conducted a gastroscopy and gastroesophageal manometry and found that Mr. Jiang's cardia sphincter could not relax normally, and the food encountered the door god when it arrived at the cardia along the esophagus, and a lot of food would be turned away and piled up in the esophagus.

The man was suffering from a strange disease and could only swallow one grain of rice at a time, and when he went to the doctor, he found that all the food was stuck in his esophagus

It is understood that this symptom is medically known as achalasia, although the incidence rate is not high, but it will bring great pain to the patient, and the most direct effect is that eating becomes a difficult task. Some patients even need to eat a meal for about three hours to let the food they eat reach the stomach little by little, and some people even need to use liquid food to maintain the body's nutrition, so the patient tends to lose weight day by day, and the cause of this disease has not yet been determined.

The man was suffering from a strange disease and could only swallow one grain of rice at a time, and when he went to the doctor, he found that all the food was stuck in his esophagus

After consultation with the experts, Dr. Xu Shuchang decided to use endoscopic myotomy surgery, first make a small incision in the mucosa of the gastroesophageal wall, use the endoscope to drill into the mucosa, find the thick muscle at the cardia and make an incision, so that the cardia sphincter can be completely relaxed, and the problem of achalasia can be solved from the source.

After about 1 hour of endoscopic surgery, the muscles of Mr. Jiang's cardia were successfully incised, and Mr. Jiang was able to drink water after 24 hours and resume his normal diet after about a week.

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