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How can we best assess patients with globus symptoms?

Lookup NU author(s): Emerita Professor Janet WilsonORCiD


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The traditional concept dating back to Hippocrates of globus pharyngeus as an affliction of hysterical women may no longer be credible, but the aetiology remains unclear, possibly multifactorial and/or heterogeneous. As such, primary care physicians and otolaryngologists struggle to reach a consensus on the appropriate investigation of a patient presenting with 'a lump in the throat'.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Conroy KR, Wilson JA

Publication type: Editorial

Publication status: Published

Journal: British Journal of Hospital Medicine

Year: 2013

Volume: 74

Issue: 1

Pages: 6-7

Print publication date: 01/01/2013

ISSN (print): 1750-8460

ISSN (electronic): 1759-7390

Publisher: Mark Allen Publishing Ltd.