Cervical osteoarthropathy: an unusual cause of dysphagia

Srinivas, P. and George, J. (1999) Cervical osteoarthropathy: an unusual cause of dysphagia. Age and Ageing, 28 (3). pp. 321-2. ISSN 0002-0729

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Official URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10475873

Abstract

PRESENTATION: A 72-year-old man complained of progressive dysphagia for solids associated with a sensation of foreign body in his throat for 2 years. A barium swallow showed a bridging osteophyte between C4 and C5 vertebrae indenting the oesophagus posteriorly and displacing it anteriorly. OUTCOME: He refused surgical intervention and was given dietary advice. After 6 months, his weight was steady and he was able to swallow semi-solid food without difficulty.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aged; Barium Sulfate/diagnostic use;
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Mr. Faizal Hamzah
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2011 01:26
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2018 03:16
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/396

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