ABRAHAM GOOTNICK, M.D.
Difficulty in swallowing is an unusual complication of cardiovascular disease. It occurs, in approximate order of frequency, in cases of aortic aneurysm, pericarditis with effusion, congenital anomaly of the aortic arch and dilatation of the left auricle. Left auricular enlargement as a cause of dysphagia is particularly rare. Bloomfield, in surveying the literature back to 1927, found only two such cases (cases 1 and 4 of Rösler) with a possible additional report in an untranslated Czechoslovakian journal.1 Two other cases not included in Bloomfield's paper were described by Nichols and Ostrum in 1932.2 Subsequent to Bloomfield's report, Newton and Levine
GOOTNICK A. DYSPHAGIA AND MITRAL VALVE DEFORMITY1. Ann Intern Med. ;30:662–668. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-30-3-662
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1949;30(3):662-668.
Cardiology, Esophageal Disorders, Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Valvular Heart Disease.
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