Esophageal dysfunction on psychotropic medication. A case report and literature review.


We report the association of long-term clozapine and clomipramine therapy with severe esophageal dilation and hypomotility in a patient with chronic schizophrenia leading to life threatening aspiration pneumonia. Severe aspiration pneumonia manifested suddenly and required intubation and intensive care. Gross impairment of swallowing function with… (More)