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Web Resources for Dysphagia
Relevant Clinical Literature
Medpedia on Dysphagia (Less technical, good quality control)
Wikipedia on Dysphagia (Less technical, ? quality control)
When taking a history it is useful to know:
- Time scale: Sudden/progressive; days/months?
- Solids/liquids or both?
- Presence/absence of neurological problems
- Weight loss
- Systemic features
Outside the wall
- Mediastinal lymphadenopathy
- left atrial hypertrophy
In the wall
- squamous cell carcinoma
- connective tissue disease
- foreign body
- Plummer-Vinson syndrome