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  • n. severe pain in mouth or esophagus when attempting to swallow.

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  • n. severe pain on swallowing due to a disorder of the esophagus


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  • _Amputation of the epiglottis_ for palliation of odynophagia or dysphagia in tuberculous or malignant disease, is of benefit when the ulceration is confined to this region; though as to tuberculosis the author feels rather conservatingly inclined.

    Bronchoscopy and Esophagoscopy A Manual of Peroral Endoscopy and Laryngeal Surgery

  • Children with chronic tonsillitis may have dysphagia or odynophagia that may lead to a reduced calorie intake. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • "Children with chronic tonsillitis may have dysphagia or odynophagia that may lead to a reduced calorie intake," said study author Dr Anita Jeyakumar, a pediatric otolaryngologist at St. Louis University Medical School. | Top Stories

  • A 61-year-old Caucasian man was admitted to our endoscopy unit for the investigation of odynophagia and retrosternal pain of new onset.

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  • We report the case of a 49 year old woman with invasive ductal carcinoma with lobular differentiation who developed submucosal oropharyngeal metastases nearly two years after her original diagnosis after presenting with odynophagia and dysphagia.

    BioMed Central - Latest articles

  • Fevers, chills, sweats while wearing sweats, and then having to get out of my sweats because of the sweat; anorexia (not nervosa) but with plenty of nausea (not vomiting), ageusia (lack of taste (for food not fashion)), odynophagia, dysphonia, insomnia, headaches.

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  • painful swallowing, sometimes used specifically to distinguish painful swallowing from mechanically obstructed swallowing, i.e. dysphagia.

    March 29, 2007