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Dysphagia

, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp 58–61 | Cite as

Cervical Osteophytic Dysphagia: Single and Combined Mechanisms

  • Joseph  Di Vito, Jr.

Abstract.

Cervical osteophytes are common in the aging population. Dysphagia induced by cervical osteophytes, although uncommon, is an important and treatable cause of dysphagia that must be identified during the modified barium swallow. Previous authors have described osteophyte impingement as a cause for dysphagia. This report describes a case of this classic obstructive osteophytic dysphagia and one of combined osteophytic and neurogenic dysphagia. This is the first time that a combined mechanism is described in the literature.

Key words: Mechanism — Cervical — Osteophytic — Dysphagia — Modified barium swallow — Deglutition — Deglutition disorders. 

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph  Di Vito, Jr.
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York, USAUS

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