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November 1970

Isolated Head and Neck Symptoms Due to Hiatus Hernia

Author Affiliations

Washington, DC; Durham, NC
From the Section of Otolaryngology, Malcolm Grow USAF Medical Center, Washington, DC (Dr. Hallewell), and Duke University Medical Center, NC (Dr. Cole).

Arch Otolaryngol. 1970;92(5):499-501. doi:10.1001/archotol.1970.04310050081012

Symptoms of foreign-body sensation in the throat, hoarseness, neck pain, otalgia, or intractable cough were found in 22 patients with hiatus hernia and reflux. Of these, 21 had hoarseness or foreign-body sensation. The usual symptoms of hiatus hernia were often absent. With medical therapy for hiatus hernia and reflux, 21 obtained relief. One required surgical intervention.

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