ARIE C. VAN RAVENSWAAY, M.D., F.A.C.P.; LEON L. TITCHE, M.D.
This content is PDF only. Please click on the PDF icon to access.
Since many people come to the Southwest because of chronic health problems, it is not surprising that esophageal disease is seen in this area more frequently than is ordinarily the case. The cardinal symptom of malfunction of this organ is dysphagia, and this often indicates some type of obstructing lesion of the esophagus. The purpose of this paper is to review the various types of esophageal disease which may produce obstruction, and the diverse methods of treatment which may be employed. In table 1 are listed the conditions which may produce dysphagia in varying degree. The
more important of these
VAN RAVENSWAAY AC, TITCHE LL. THE MEDICAL TREATMENT OF ESOPHAGEAL OBSTRUCTION1. Ann Intern Med. 1954;41:764–774. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-41-4-764
Download citation file:
Published: Ann Intern Med. 1954;41(4):764-774.
Esophageal Disorders, Gastroenterology/Hepatology.
Copyright © 2018 American College of Physicians. All Rights Reserved.
Print ISSN: 0003-4819 | Online ISSN: 1539-3704
Conditions of Use