After several sessions with a psychologist, the psychologist finally said he suspected that possibly the girl really was having trouble swallowing. A barium swallow revealed that a coin had lodged in her esophagus, and the girl required a resection.
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The moral of the tale? Never assume anything. In order to come to the correct diagnosis, it is best for the physician to use a combination of the information learned during the history and the data generated by appropriate objective tests, she said.
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