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Dysphagia (Swallowing Problems) (cont.)

Synonyms and Keywords

dysphagia, swallowing problems, difficulty swallowing, food stuck in the throat, diseases of the esophagus, diseases of the upper digestive tract and esophagus, mile difficulty swallowing, moderate difficulty swallowing, severe difficulty swallowing, difficulty eating, difficulty swallowing, disrupted swallowing, aphagia, enteral feeding, gastrostomy, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy, PEG, nasoenteric tube, NET, nasogastric tube, NGT, oroesophageal tube feeding, aspiration pneumonia

Author and Editor

Author: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD

Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD

REFERENCES:

Drossman, D, ed. Rome III: The Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders, 3rd ed, Degnon Associates, Inc, McLean, VA, 2006.

MedscapeReference.com. Dysphagia.


Last Editorial Review: 4/2/2012

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