Summary Writer: John Farey
Editor: James Edwards
Interviewee: Reginald Lord
James talks to Dr Reginald Lord about oesophageal disorders and oesophageal cancer.
Reginald Lord is a Gastrointestinal Surgeon at St. Vincent’s Hospital and Macquarie University Hospital, Sydney. He is Professor and Head of Surgery at Notre Dame University School of Medicine and Head of Gastro-oesophageal cancer research program at the St. Vincent’s Centre for Applied Medical Research.
With Professor Reginald V. Lord, Upper GI Surgeon at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Head of Surgery at University of Notre Dame, School of Medicine, Sydney and Head of the Gastro-oesophageal Cancer Research Program at St. Vincent’s Centre for Applied Medical Research
What is dysphagia ? How does it differ from odynophagia ?
Case 1 – A 56 year old obese man is sent in to the Emergency Department by his GP, complaining of being unable to completely swallow food. He says that a piece of food has been stuck in his chest since last night. On further questioning, he reveals this has been happening on and off for several months, but this is the first time he hasn’t been able to clear it.
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