Because of their normally coordinated function and physical contiguity, the pharynx and esophagus are subject to pathologic interactions in various disease or iatrogenic states. A useful conceptualization of these pathologic interactions is that of abnormal bolus transport. Specific clinical examples are given in which abnormal pharyngo-esophageal interactions appear to result in abnormal bolus transport, with its attendant consequences.
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Massey, B.T. Pathological pharyngo-esophageal interactions. Dysphagia 10, 232–234 (1995). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00431415
- Upper exophageal sphincter
- Deglutition disorders
- Noncardiac chest pain