Upper esophageal sphincter dysfunction: Diverticula-globus pharyngeus

Antonio Schindler, Francesco Mozzanica, Enrico Alfonsi, Daniela Ginocchio, Erwin Rieder, Johannes Lenglinger, Sebastian F. Schoppmann, Martina Scharitzer, Peter Pokieser, Shiko Kuribayashi, Osamu Kawamura, Motoyasu Kusano, Karol Zelenik

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The following discussion of upper esophageal sphincter dysfunction includes commentaries on the role of the cricopharyngeus muscle in reflux disease; the etiology and treatment of Zenker diverticulum; the use of videofluoroscopy in patients with dysphagia, suspicion of aspiration, or globus; the role of pH-impedance monitoring in globus evaluation; and treatment for reflux-associated globus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)250-260
Number of pages11
JournalAnnals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2013


  • Cricopharyngeus
  • GERD
  • Impedance-pH
  • UES
  • Videofluoroscopy
  • Zenker diverticulum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • History and Philosophy of Science

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