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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 70-71

Dysphagia caused by anterior cervical osteophytes at C2-C3: Unusual location and presentation


Associate Professor, Coimbatore Medical College Hospital, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

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G Murugesan
Associate Professor, Coimbatore Medical College Hospital, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10039-1093

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Anterior cervical osteophytes are common in old age due to degenerative process; it is usually asymptomatic in elderly people. Due to mechanical compressions, few patients may present with multiple complications, such as dysphagia, dysarthria, and dyspnea. The osteophytes commonly involve lower cervical spine and usually present with neurological symptoms. This case is unusual as it presented with C2-C3 osteophyte with dysphagia, which was completely relieved by excision.


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