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Dysphagia

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Definition

Difficulty swallowing. Odynophagia is painful swallowing.

Epidemiology

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Pathophysiology

Clinical and Associated Features

The most common is GORD. However, dysphagia is one of the few signs of oesophageal cancer so it's important to pick up.

Differential Diagnosis

The two main ones are oesophageal cancer and GORD. Rare causes are achalasia and external compression (e.g. tumour).

Investigations

Management