steakhouse syndrome

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A condition caused by partial obstruction of the lower oesophagogastric sphincter with a large, poorly chewed bolus of food, usually meat, which is accompanied by intense epigastric pain that resolves spontaneously if the food passes into the stomach
Predisposing factors Alcohol excess, dementia, edentulousness
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steakhouse syndrome

A 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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