Globus  Globus sensation, defined as feeling of a lump, fullness, or "tickle" in the throat, is a frequently encountered esophageal symptom. Globus may result from psychological factors or be related to increased visceral sensation; a thorough investigation of the pharynx, larynx, neck, and esophagus should be pursued. Physiologic and structural causes should be treated to assess their relationship with globus.

Other symptoms  Hiccups may be associated with esophageal reflux or obstruction. Asthma, cough, hoarseness, sore throat, and repetitive throat clearing may be secondary to reflux of gastroduodenal contents and should be treated aggressively.



Authored by Silverio Cabellon, Jr., MD, last current edit: July 23, 2018

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