August 27, 2015 | Noah P. Parker, MD; Noel Jabbour, MD; Amy Anne Lassig, MD; Bevan Yueh, MD, MPH; Samir S. Khariwala, MD
We conducted a retrospective study (1999 to 2009) at our tertiary care institution to evaluate speech and swallowing outcomes after the resection of cervical schwannoma or paraganglioma. Of 6 patients treated for schwannoma, 5 (83.3%) had immediate dysphonia and dysphagia. All...
February 2, 2015 | Lyndsay L. Madden, DO; Roxann Diez Gross, PhD; Libby J. Smith, DO
Patients with Eagle syndrome often report symptoms that include dysphagia, otalgia, throat pain, globus sensation, facial pain, headache, taste disturbances, and dental pain that worsen with chewing, head and tongue movements, and swallowing.
September 18, 2014 | Anna M. Lipowska, MD; Michael M. Johns III, MD
Few cases of pharyngeal actinomycosis have been documented in the literature. We describe the case of a 67-year-old white man who presented with symptoms of dysphagia. Laryngoscopy revealed a pedunculated mass in the left posterior pharyngeal wall; an excisional biopsy...
September 18, 2014 | Andrew Sapthavee, MD; Matthew L. Kircher, MD; Lee M. Akst, MD
Plummer-Vinson syndrome (PVS) is the combination of dysphagia, angular cheilitis, atrophic glossitis, and esophageal webbing in the setting of iron deficiency anemia. Although it is relatively uncommon, this condition is important to recognize because it is a source of...
December 20, 2013 | Karen Mason, MBBS, MRCS, FRCR; Richard D. Riordan, MBBS, BSC, MRCP, FRCR
Lung herniation is a rare condition that can be classified on the basis of location and etiology. We report an unusual case of right apical lung herniation presenting with dysphagia. Computed tomography of the neck demonstrated an air-containing structure in the root of the...