original abstract†Abstracts here may not perfectly match originals, for a variety of technical and practical reasons. Some abstacts are truncated for my purposes here, if they are particularly long-winded and unhelpful. I occasionally add clarifying notes. And I make some minor corrections.
Globus hystericus, a form of conversion disorder, is characterized by an uncomfortable sensation of a mass in the esophagus or airway. Evaluation proves no mass exists. Anxiety or psychological conflict is judged to be significantly related to the onset and progression of the sensation. The sensation may lead to difficulty swallowing or breathing and may become severe or life threatening. The disorder is poorly studied and understood. The differential diagnosis is vast. Management of the disorder is similar to that suggested for other conversion disorders. This article reviews the current literature about diagnosis, etiology, treatment, and prognosis of globus hystericus.
One article on PainScience.com cites Finkenbine 2004 as a source:
- PS A Lump in My Throat — A globus hystericus story, with a side of science
This page is part of the PainScience BIBLIOGRAPHY, which contains plain language summaries of thousands of scientific papers & others sources. It’s like a highly specialized blog. A few highlights:
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