This book describes Odynophagia, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related DiseasesOdynophagia (Painful swallowing) is any form of pain or discomfort when swallowing.The patient may feel it high in the neck or lower down behind the breastbone.Most often, the pain feels like a strong sensation of squeezing or burning.Pain can be felt in the mouth, throat, or esophagus.The patient may feel pain on swallowing while drinking or eating food.Occasionally swallowing disorders, known as dysphagia, can accompany the pain, but odynophagia is often a disorder of its own.Painful swallowing may be a symptom of a serious disorder.There is a spectrum of possible causes from self-limiting illness (e.g., tonsillitis) to carcinoma.CausesOdynophagia may occasionally be related to a minor disorder, such as the common cold.In such cases, painful swallowing will recover on its own with time.Chronic painful swallowing may be linked to another underlying cause.Cancer: Sometimes chronic painful swallowing is an early sign of esophageal cancer.Esophageal cancer may result from long-term smoking, alcohol abuse, or persistent heartburn.Candida infection: This is a form of fungal infection that may happen in the mouth. It can expand and produce esophageal symptoms like painful swallowing. Sito del libro gratuito. Scarica le novità sui libri più popolari. Trova libri per tutti i gusti. Leggi il miglior libro Odynophagia, gratuitamente. Odynophagia, - scarica il libro gratuitamente, in qualsiasi formato conveniente, senza registrazione. Leggi annotazioni, recensioni. Biblioteca elettronica online baumer.piccoliprestiti.info. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD): This occurs from the lower sphincter in the esophagus not closing properly. As a result, stomach acid leaks back into the esophagus. The patient might have GERD if he or she has painful swallowing along with other symptoms, such as heartburn or chest pain. HIV: Esophagus disorders happen often in people with HIV. Symptoms:Pain when swallowing solids, liquids, or bothThe pain is constant or does it come and goThe pain is getting worseDifficulty swallowingSore throatDiagnosis:Odynophagia is normally diagnosed with an endoscopy. MRI scanning may also be necessary before any surgery is indicated - e. g.