Anterior Cervical Osteophytes Causing Dysphagia and Dyspnea: An Uncommon Entity Revisited

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Giger, Roland; Dulguerov, Pavel; Payer, Michael;
  • Journal: issn: 0179-051X
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1007/s00455-006-9049-0
  • Subject: Anterior cervical osteophytes | Dysphagia | Deglutition | Dyspnea | Deglutition disorders
    • ddc: ddc:616.8

Large anterior cervical osteophytes can occur in degeneration of the cervical spine or in diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH). We present the case of an 83-year-old patient with progressive dysphagia and acute dyspnea, necessitating emergency tracheotomy. Vo... View more
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