Neuroradiology

, Volume 37, Issue 1, pp 58–59 | Cite as

Dysphagia caused by an anterior cervical osteophyte: case report

  • M. Kodama
  • H. Sawada
  • F. Udaka
  • M. Kameyama
  • T. Koyama
Head and Neck Radiology

Abstract

Cervical spondylosis and ankylosing hyperostosis of the cervical vertebrae are commonly asymptomatic. Dysphagia caused by cervical osteophyte formation is rare. We report a case of spondylotic dysphagia with striking radiographic findings. A massive anterior cervical hyperostosis was resected via the anterior cervical approach with excellent relief of dysphagia.

Key words

Cervical spondylosis Dysphagia Ankylosing hyperostosis 

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© Springer-Verlag 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Kodama
    • 1
  • H. Sawada
    • 1
  • F. Udaka
    • 1
  • M. Kameyama
    • 1
  • T. Koyama
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of NeurologySumitomo HospitalOsakaJapan
  2. 2.Department of NeurosurgeryOhtsu Municipal HospitalOhtsuJapan

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