Esophagus

Other nonneoplastic

Cricopharyngeal dysphagia



Topic Completed: 1 November 2012

Minor changes: 15 December 2020

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Elliot Weisenberg, M.D.
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Definition / general
Etiology
Clinical features
  • Patient has globus pharyngitis ("lump in throat" feeling), symptoms exacerbated by stress, generally worse later in day, relief with eating
  • Self limiting but may persist for months, unable to predict duration of symptoms
Treatment
Drawings

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Cricopharyngeus muscle (drawing on left, near bottom)

Cricopharyngeus muscle

Microscopic (histologic) description
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