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The oesophagus and swallowing 

The oesophagus and swallowing
The oesophagus and swallowing

Giles Warner

, Andrea S. Burgess

, Suresh Patel

, Pablo Martinez-Devesa

, and Rogan Corbridge

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date: 17 September 2019

Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) 208

Neurological causes of swallowing problems 210

Post-cricoid web 211

Achalasia 212

Pharygneal pouch 213

Oesophageal tumours 216

Most common upper-gastrointestinal (GI) disorder in the Western World.

Experienced by 20–40% of adults.

Prevalence likely to be higher than reported....

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