, Volume 32, Issue 2, pp 337–338 | Cite as

Dysphagia After Eating Raw Fish

  • Jae-Gu ChoEmail author
  • Jeong-Soo Woo
Clinical Conundrum

Clinical Conundrum

A 45-year-old woman visited emergency department. Her chief complain was swallowing difficulty for 3 days. The patient reported that swallowing difficulty occurred a day after having consumed several raw brackish fish, mullet, and had been getting worse for 3 days. A flexible nasopharyngoscopic examination of the pharynx and larynx was done (Fig.  1).


Ventral Sucker Oral Sucker Fresh Water Fish Digenetic Trematode Laryngeal Mucosa 
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The author has no conflicts of interest or financial ties to disclose.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck SurgeryKorea University College of MedicineSeoulSouth Korea

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