Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Case report
Table of Contents - Year : 2016 | Month : October | Volume : 10 | Issue : 10 | Page : MD01 - MD02

Giant Cervical Osteophyte: An Unusual Cause of Dysphagia MD01-MD02

Sudhir Kumar Srivastava, Sunil Krishna Bhosale, Tanvi Anoop Lohiya, Rishi Anil Aggarwal

Dr. Tanvi Anoop Lohiya,
Row House 4, Kanakia Spaces, Eternity, Teen Haath Naka
Thane West - 400604, Maharashtra, India.

Dysphagia due to skeletal causes is a rare entity. A large cervical osteophyte can cause mechanical compression of the pharyngo-oesophageal segment leading to dysphagia. Large cervical osteophytes can occur in cervical spondylosis, ankylosing spondylitis or Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (DISH). A 60-year-old female came with progressive dysphagia due to a giant cervical osteophyte anterior to C4 and C5 vertebral bodies causing compression of the pharyngo-oesophageal segment. The patient was treated by surgical excision of the osteophyte by orthopaedic surgeons. The patient had complete relief of dysphagia following excision of the osteophyte.