Which structural disorders cause dysphagia?

Updated: Mar 20, 2020
  • Author: Nam-Jong Paik, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Elizabeth A Moberg-Wolff, MD  more...
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These include the following:

  • Zenker diverticulum at the upper esophagus or epiphrenic diverticula at the midesophagus or distal esophagus

  • Esophageal strictures, webs, or rings

  • Tracheoesophageal fistula

  • Schatzki rings

  • Plummer-Vinson or Paterson-Kelly syndromes and hypopharyngeal webs with iron deficiency anemia

  • Cervical spondylosis


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