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Dysphagia and an oesophageal stricture; not always cancer
  1. K J Woittiez,
  2. W R ten Hove,
  3. J T M van der Heyden
  1. Department of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, Groene Hart Ziekenhuis, Gouda, The Netherlands
  1. Dr J T M van der Heyden, Postbus 1098, 2800 BB Gouda, The Netherlands; hans.vander.heyden{at}

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A 48-year-old Caucasian male was referred to the hospital because of dysphagia. Medical history included a pleuritis and alcohol abuse. For 6 months he had been suffering from pain and regurgitation after ingestion of solid food. He reported a 6 kg weight loss in the past 6 months.

Physical examination showed no abnormalities, and …

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