Afagia - Causes and Symptoms

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Inability to swallow due to obstruction of the passage of solids and liquids (such as saliva). It is caused by ingestion of inadequately chewed food or a foreign body, and is often associated with diseases that reduce its lumen, such as some forms of esophagitis and esophageal cancer.

Possible Causes * of Afagia

  • Achalasia
  • Esophagitis
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Esophagus tumor