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Steakhouse Syndrome in Myotonic Dystrophy.

Steakhouse Syndrome in Myotonic Dystrophy.
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Ogasawara N, Sato K, Tsutsumiuchi M, Kanzaki M, Uesaka Y,


Ogasawara N, Sato K, Tsutsumiuchi M, Kanzaki M, Uesaka Y, (click to view)

Ogasawara N, Sato K, Tsutsumiuchi M, Kanzaki M, Uesaka Y,

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Internal medicine (Tokyo, Japan) 2017 10 11() doi 10.2169/internalmedicine.9185-17
Abstract

A 70-year-old man with myotonic dystrophy (MD) showed repetitive vomiting and decreased food ingestion. These symptoms were caused by acute mass of steak impaction occluding the esophagus, known as "steakhouse syndrome," which may have occurred in response to esophageal functional changes following gastrointestinal involvement due to MD pathology. The occluding food was successfully removed endoscopically, and his symptoms resolved without relapse. Our case suggests that MD patients can present with "steakhouse syndrome" due to bolus food impaction occluding the esophagus as one of their gastrointestinal manifestations, which underscores the need for its consideration in MD patients presenting with similar symptoms.

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