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