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Dysphagia lusoria

Kasra Zainali-Gill & Mikael Lars Buren Øre-næse-hals-afdelingen, Regionshospitalet Holstebro Ugeskr Læger 2015;177:V11140626
Ugeskr Læger 2015;177:V11140626
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Dysphagia lusoria
Two weeks of dysphagia or pain during swallowing are cardinal symptoms that trigger immediate referral to a specialist de­partment, where the patient undergo endoscopy and eventual biopsy of the upper GI tract to rule out cancerous disease. In this case, a 90-year old woman was referred, due to month long pain during swallowing. Due to co-morbidity diagnostic CT-scan was performed, which revealed a vessel anomaly behind the proximal oesophagus. The symptoms were caused by arterio­sclerosis in this vessel. The condition is termed dysphagia lusoria and is benign.
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