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Raven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:42 AM
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Medical info needed...swallowing disorder.
I friend of mine has been diagnosed with a swallowing disorder. It is some sort of a ring in her esophagus. She was given the name of this disorder but can't remember it. It's two words: the first is the guy who discovered it and the second word is "ring". Her father also had this problem.

I've been all over the internet this morning looking for this and I can find references to "rings and webs" and "dysphagia" but nothing about this particular disorder.

Has anyone ever heard of this?
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liberalmuse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:44 AM
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1. Schatzki's ring eom.
nm
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Raven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:49 AM
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3. I think that's it!
How do you know this stuff!
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liberalmuse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:00 AM
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6. Google.
:)
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Spinzonner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:46 AM
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2. Why not just just (have her) call the doctor and get it

or her father - assuming he's still alive.
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Raven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:51 AM
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5. She won't call her doctor.
Her father is dead. My friend is so passive about these things that she would go through the rest of her life not asking. That's why her frineds do it for her.
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tandot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:49 AM
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4. Nissen Fundoplication?
http://www.geocities.com/fundofamilies/description.html

The Fundoplication is a surgery done to control Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease(GERD). This condition if left untreated can cause a variety of complications including esophageal cancer and lung damage. Most reflux is controllable by the use of medications but occasionally the medications dont work or just arent enough. When this is the case, the doctors have to turn to surgery. Here is a description of what happens in the surgery.

I had this surgery in 2000. It took care of the GERD but I had and still have really bad side effects.
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cid Donating Member (121 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:30 AM
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7. definition out of Stedmans Electronic Med Dictionary..:)
Schatzki ring

a contraction ring or incomplete mucosal diaphragm in the lower third of the esophagus, which is occasionally symptomatic.


All kinds of stuff on Google about it. hope this helps.
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