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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. 
Synonyms and keywords: lump in the throat, lump in one's throat, globus hystericus, pharyngeal globus, globus
Globus pharyngis is defined as the persistent sensation of having phlegm or some other sort of obstruction in the throat when there is none.
The "lump in the throat" sensation that characterizes globus pharyngis is usually due to the inflammation of one or more parts of the throat such as the larynx or hypopharynx. It may also be caused by anxiety disorders.
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Differentiating Globus from other Disorders
Swallowing can be performed normally, so it is not a true case of dysphagia, but it can become quite irritating.
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