, Volume 32, Issue 1, pp 123–125 | Cite as

Neck Pain and Acute Dysphagia

  • João SimõesEmail author
  • José Romão
  • Anita Cunha
  • Sofia Paiva
  • António Miguéis
Clinical Conundrum


The acute tendinitis of the longus colli muscle is an unusual diagnosis in the cases of acute dysphagia with cervical pain. Is a self-limiting condition caused by abnormal calcium hydroxyapatite deposition in the prevertebral space and can cause pharyngeal swelling with impaired swallow. It is absolutely critical to make the differential diagnosis with deep cervical infections in order to avoid invasive treatments.


Deglutition Deglutition disorders Dysphagia Pain Tendinitis 


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Conflict of interest

The authors have no conflict of interest to declare.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of OtorhinolaryngologyCoimbra Hospital and University CenterCoimbraPortugal
  2. 2.Faculty of MedicineUniversity of CoimbraCoimbraPortugal

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