The trouble in deglutition proved to be due to an oesophageal narrowing.
Its contortions during the process of deglutition ought to be charitably concealed.
Sore throat, causing the greatest difficulty in deglutition, and delirium were the almost invariable concomitants of this variety.
Fetid breath, salivation, and difficulty in deglutition are usually the first manifestations of the disease to attract attention.
Deglutition becomes painful, especially when the food tendered is rather hot or rather cold.
Mastication, deglutition, and articulation all become impeded mechanically by tumefaction of the tissues.
Articulation is impeded or impossible, and deglutition difficult or impracticable.
There is some dysphagia, principally from pain in swallowing, but in part from actual debility in the muscles of deglutition.
The pain in deglutition and the local heat and dryness are sometimes much greater than in the more ordinary forms of pharyngitis.
Rectal alimentation should be resorted to where the difficulties of deglutition are at all great.