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To distinguish between globus pharyngeus and significant throat pathology.
Symptoms suggesting benign globus pharyngeus:
On physical examination does the patient have:
If the patient has any of the following refer as Head and Neck - 2WW referral
Reassure patient, no further intervention
If no better in 6 weeks or new symptoms are presented, consider a referral to ENT. See referral criteria (section below)
e-Referrals Service Selection
This guideline has been signed off by South Devon and Torbay CCG.
Publication date: April 2017