Statistical observations were made on 211 outpatients who visited our department of otolaryngology with an abnormal sensation in the pharyngeal region as the chief complaint between Nov. 1982 and March 1984. These patients accounted for 4.3% of total new patients. The study involved analysis of background factors such as age, sex, duration before hospital visit, immediate couse and secondary symptoms, and examination of hematologic tests, esophagography, laryngeal fiberscopy and respiratory function tests. Etiology, treatment and prognosis were also studied. The findings indicate that the complaint sometimes arose from a local lesion chiefly due to inflammation. And sometimes from a systemic disease, most frequently an allergic disorder. No objective sign or abnormality in test data was present in quite a number of patients. An abnormal sensation in the pharyngeal region seemed to have originated in a respiratory disease in 13.7% of the patients. Its course was obscure in 58.8% of them.