Investigating and managing chronic dysphagia: Dysphagia should prompt urgent gastroenterological referralBMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7399.1147-d (Published 22 May 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1147
- Hal L Spencer, specialist registrar in gastroenterology (email@example.com),
- Stuart Riley, consultant gastroenterologist
- Northern General Hospital, Sheffield S5 7AU
EDITOR—Leslie et al reviewed the investigation and management of chronic dysphagia well from an ear, nose, and throat stand-point,1 but we think that an article directed at a general readership should have emphasised gastroenterological causes more.
From a gastrointestinal perspective, dysphagia is an alarm symptom that should prompt urgent referral to exclude cancer. Government directives have led …