Retro-pharyngeal obstruction in association with osteophytes of the cervical spine

S. Fuerderer*, K. Eysel-Gosepath, U. Schröder, K. S. Delank, P. Eysel

*Korrespondierende/r Autor/-in für diese Arbeit
34 Zitate (Scopus)

Abstract

We describe five patients with cervical spondylosis and large anterior osteophytes causing pharyngeal compression. All had dysphagia, two had obstructive sleep apnoea and another two had dyspnoea and strider on inspiration. One, with perforation of the pharynx, required emergency tracheostomy. Only three had pain in the neck or arm. Compression of the retroglottic space was confirmed in all patients by pharyngoscopy and in all the symptoms were relieved by excision of the osteophytes. Three also underwent intervertebral fusion. One had some persistent sleep apnoea.

OriginalspracheEnglisch
ZeitschriftJournal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series B
Jahrgang86
Ausgabenummer6
Seiten (von - bis)837-840
Seitenumfang4
ISSN0301-620X
DOIs
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 08.2004

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