Cricopharyngeus spasm (CPS)

A syndrome arising from the same muscle that is implicated in cricopharyngeus dysfunction, with or without Zenker’s diverticulum. In the case of CPS – and in contrast to cricopharyngeus dysfunction – swallowing is normal. Instead, one experiences a choking or lump-in-the-throat sensation. Typically, symptoms are better while eating meals. Treatments include behavioral and medical options.

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