Other nonneoplastic

Cricopharyngeal dysphagia

Topic Completed: 1 November 2012

Minor changes: 15 December 2020

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PubMed Search: Cricopharyngeal dysphagia esophagus[TIAB]

Elliot Weisenberg, M.D.
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Cite this page: Weisenberg E. Cricopharyngeal dysphagia. website. Accessed October 22nd, 2021.
Definition / general
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

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Cricopharyngeus muscle (drawing on left, near bottom)

Cricopharyngeus muscle

Microscopic (histologic) description
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