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Br J Neurosurg. 2015 Apr;29(2):275-6. doi: 10.3109/02688697.2014.977777. Epub 2014 Nov 14.

An unusual cause of dysphagia: "DISHphagia".

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Department of Neurosurgery, IRCCS AOU San Martino - IST , Genova , Italy.

Abstract

Progressive dysphagia and dyspnoea presenting after major neck trauma can occasionally be secondary to post-traumatic inflammation and mass effect associated with a calcified osteophytic anterior longitudinal ligament, a frequent finding in diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis, though rarely enough to cause such symptoms. In these circumstances, surgical decompression may prove effective.

KEYWORDS:

anterior longitudinal ligament; cervical spine; diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis; dysphagia; dyspnoea

PMID:
25394498
DOI:
10.3109/02688697.2014.977777
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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