Lower Throat Pain

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Alternative Names

Esophagogastric ring; Schatzki's ring


Symptoms

For most people, lower esophageal ring does not cause symptoms.

The most common symptom is a sensation that food, especially solids, is stuck in the lower neck or under the breastbone (sternum) when it is swallowed.


Signs and tests

Tests that show the lower esophageal ring include:

  • EGD (esophagogastroduodenoscopy)
  • Upper GI (x-ray with barium)

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