, Volume 33, Issue 4, pp 481–483 | Cite as

Unexpected Late Complication Causing Dysphagia

  • Anıl Hişmi
  • Hilal Şahin
  • Burak Kınalı
  • İbrahim Çukurova
Clinical Conundrum

Clinical Conundrum

A 65-year-old man presented to our outpatient clinic with a 6-month history of dysphagia, cough and neck pain. Dysphagia was non-selective for liquids or solid foods with an accompanying neck pain at all times. The cough was non-productive and he reported tobacco and alcohol consumption for 40 years. He did not report weight loss or other constitutional symptoms. His past medical history was uneventful, except for a cervical disc hernia operation performed 17 years ago. Physical examination of the patient did not show any positive findings. Endoscopic examination showed a smooth surfaced mucosal lesion on the posterior pharyngeal wall (Fig.  1). The structure and mobility of the vocal folds and other laryngeal parts were normal. A cervical computed tomography (CT) was performed (Fig.  2).


Dysphagia Deglutition Deglutition disorders Anterior cervical plating 


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Conflict of interest

The authors have no conflict of interest to disclose.

Ethical Approval

This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Tepecik Training and Research HospitalUniversity of Health SciencesIzmirTurkey
  2. 2.Radiology Department, Tepecik Training and Research HospitalUniversity of Health SciencesIzmirTurkey
  3. 3.Neurosurgery Department, Tepecik Training and Research HospitalUniversity of Health SciencesIzmirTurkey

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