steakhouse syndrome(redirected from Esophageal food bolus obstruction)
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Predisposing factors Alcohol excess, dementia, edentulousness
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steakhouse syndromeA condition caused by plugging of the lower esophagogastric sphincter with a large, poorly chewed bolus of food, usually meat, accompanied by intense epigastric pain that resolves spontaneously if the food passes into the stomach Predisposing factors Alcohol excess, edentulousness. Cf Cafe coronary, Sushi syncope.
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