Approach to the patient with dysphagia

Ala A.Abdel Jalil, David A Katzka, Donald O. Castell

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Dysphagia is a fascinating symptom. It is ostensibly simple when defined by trouble swallowing, yet its subtleties in deciphering and its variations in pathophysiology almost mandate a thorough knowledge of medicine itself. With patience and careful questioning, a multitude of various disorders may be suggested before an objective test is performed. Indeed, the ability to diligently and comprehensively explore the symptom of dysphagia is not only rewarding but also a real test for a physician who prides himself or herself on good history taking.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAmerican Journal of Medicine
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 2015



  • Diagnosis
  • Dysphagia
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis
  • Motility disorders

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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