Investigating and managing chronic dysphagia: Gastroenterological input should have been included

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7399.1148 (Published 22 May 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1148
  1. Christopher J Lewis, research fellow (chris.lewis@srht.nhs.uk),
  2. S E A Attwood, consultant surgeon
  1. Department Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, Hope Hospital, Salford Royal Hospitals NHS Trust, Manchester M6 8HD

    EDITOR—The clinical review article by Leslie et al on chronic dysphagia gives a clear and succinct overview of managing dysphagia in a multidisciplinary team specialising in cricopharyngeal dysfunction and oropharyngeal dysphagia.1

    We advocate strongly the use of a multidisciplinary team in investigating and managing chronic dysphagia, but Lewis et al make little mention of a gastroenterological input. …

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