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  1. Dysphagia | PatientPlus (Professional) Article

    Dysphagia, Dysphagia is defined as difficulty in swallowing. It is usually associated either with pharyngeal or oesophageal disease. [ 1 , 2 ] There is a spectrum of possible aet...

  2. Difficulty Swallowing (Dysphagia) | Condition Leaflet

    Difficulty Swallowing (Dysphagia), This leaflet discusses the main causes of dysphagia. What is dysphagia? Dysphagia is the medical word for difficulty in swal...

  3. Globus Sensation | Condition Leaflet

    Sometimes it can be very difficult to tell the difference between globus sensation and dysphagia. As mentioned above, one clue could be that unlike someone with dysphagia, someone wi...

  4. Oesophageal Strictures, Webs and Rings | PatientPlus (Professional) Article

    In addition to webs, rings and strictures there are abnormalities of peristalsis, such as achalasia of the cardia, that may cause dysphagia. Presentation History Presenting featur...

  5. Plummer-Vinson Syndrome | PatientPlus (Professional) Article

    Synonyms: Paterson-Brown Kelly syndrome, Paterson-Brown-Kelly syndrome, Waldenström-Kjellberg syndrome, sideropenic dysphagia, sideropenic nasopharyngopathy. Introduction Plummer-...

  6. Inclusion Body Myositis | PatientPlus (Professional) Article

    Diminished deep tendon reflexes. Dysphagia. Mixed myopathic and neurogenic changes on electromyography. It is an underdiagnosed condition as it occurs mainly in the elderly, with ...

  7. Globus Sensation | PatientPlus (Professional) Article

    Differential diagnosis The differential diagnoses are the causes of true dysphagia. See separate article Dysphagia for further details. Investigations [ 1 ] Globus is ...

  8. Retropharyngeal Abscess | PatientPlus (Professional) Article

    Presentation Acute retropharyngeal abscess presents with severe sore throat, dysphagia, trismus, stridor, dribbling of saliva, and a high fever. It may rapidly progress to airway obstru...

  9. Oesophageal Spasm | PatientPlus (Professional) Article

    It is found in about 3-10% of patients undergoing oesophageal manometry. [ 2 ] Presentation May be diagnosed following investigation of non-cardiac chest pain or dysphagia. Sympt...

  10. Pharyngeal Pouch | PatientPlus (Professional) Article

    Presentation The usual presenting features are dysphagia, regurgitation, aspiration, chronic cough and weight loss. [ 4 ] Usually there are no clinical signs but there may be a lump in th...

  11. Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis | PatientPlus (Professional) Article

    Most often, it affects the thoracic spine, especially on the right side. [ 2 ] Presentation Clinical features vary from monoarticular synovitis to dysphagia and even airway obstr...

  12. Speech Therapy - An Introduction | PatientPlus (Professional) Article

    Again, the authors noted that further research is needed. [ 11 ] Likewise, more evidence is required to support the use of interventions for childhood apraxia of speech and dysarthria associated with...

  13. Achalasia | PatientPlus (Professional) Article

    Presentation The most common presenting feature is dysphagia. This affects solids more than soft food or liquids. Food bolus impaction [ 6 ] . Regurgitation may occur in 80-90% an...

  14. Nasoendoscopy | Condition Leaflet

    Problems with swallowing (dysphagia). Breathing problems during sleep (obstructive sleep apnoea). What happens during a nasoendoscopy? , nasal polyps sinusitis laryngeal cancer ...

  15. Eosinophilic Oesophagitis | PatientPlus (Professional) Article

    In adults, dysphagia and food bolus obstruction are common presenting symptoms, often accompanied by heartburn and chest pain.

  16. Epigastric Pain | PatientPlus (Professional) Article

    Advanced cases may also have weight loss, vomiting, palpable mass/nodes, hepatomegaly, vomiting and dysphagia. Referred pain - this may be from the heart in myocardial infarction ; a...

  17. Otalgia (Earache) | PatientPlus (Professional) Article

    Other red flags include weight loss, voice change, lymphadenopathy and dysphagia. [ 5 ] Management Analgesia. Treat the underlying cause. If no cause is found, consider re-rev...

  18. Gastrointestinal History and Examination | PatientPlus (Professional) Article

    Elucidation of specific points The following are important aspects of the history, which require clarification: Dysphagia What does difficulty in swallowing mean? Dysphagia...

  19. Gastric Cancer | PatientPlus (Professional) Article

    Presentation [ 5 ] Nonspecific with dyspepsia, weight loss, vomiting, dysphagia and anaemia. Early gastric cancer often has symptoms suggesting a benign aetiology. 70% of patients w...

  20. Thyroglossal Cysts | PatientPlus (Professional) Article

    A tender infected TGC may be associated with dysphagia, dysphonia, draining sinus, fever or increasing neck mass. An infected TGC may present like an upper respiratory tract infection.