USMLE Step 1 Review 03 04 Anatomy Where Things Get Stuck

USMLE Step 1 Review 03 04 Anatomy Where Things Get Stuck

 

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Begin 03 04 Anatomy Where Things Get Stuck Transcription

When children swallow something and it gets stuck, where does it most often get stuck?

  • And the cricopharyngeal narrowing, the first constriction of the esophagus.

And what’s the second most common site?

  • At the thoracic inlet.

When adults swallow something and it gets stuck, where does that tend to get stuck in the esophagus?

  • Pretty  much all the way down at the diaphragm, sometimes in the middle constrictions.

When something is lodged at the lower constrictor of the esophagus at the gastroesophageal junction and it is not corrosive, what is the recommended drug of choice?

  • Nifedipine.

What kind of drug is Nifedipine?

  • Calcium channel blocker.

What’s a name for a very popular trade name?

  • Procardia.

What kind of tissue does Nifedipine work upon?

  • Smooth muscle.

Many objects swallowed by children that lodge in the esophagus can be allowed to pass, however there is one that is a true emergency, and what is that? A button battery.

Why?

  • Because the alkaline substance inside the button battery can cause erosion right through the wall of the esophagus.

What is the recommended technique for removing a lodged button battery from the esophagus?

  • Endoscopy.

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