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World J Gastroenterol. May 28, 2012; 18(20): 2462-2471
Published online May 28, 2012. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v18.i20.2462
Table 1 Potential cause of globus
Gastroesophageal reflux disease
Abnormal upper esophageal sphincter function
Esophageal motor disorders
Pharyngeal inflammatory causes including: pharyngitis, tonsillitis and chronic sinusitis
Upper aerodigestive malignancy
Hypertrophy of the base of the tongue
Retroverted epiglottis
Thyroid diseases
Cervical heterotopic gastric mucosa
Rare laryngopharyngeal tumors
Psychological factors and stress