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Esophageal web

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A 55-year-old woman comes to the office due to difficulty swallowing for the past 2 months. The patient describes intermittent difficulty swallowing solids which improves with water or by chewing her food more. She also reports feeling more tired during this time period. Medical history is noncontributory. Temperature is 36.5°C (97.7°F), pulse is 110/min, and blood pressure is 135/85 mmHg. Physical examination reveals pale conjunctiva. Which of the following may be seen on further evaluation of this patient?  

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Esophageal webs is an esophageal condition in which thin bands of normal esophageal tissues grow in the esophagus, and restrict the flow of food and drinks. This can cause problems with eating and swallowing, resulting in symptoms like dysphagia and odynophagia and breathing. Esophageal webs can be congenital or acquired.