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 | 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...
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...
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...
August 22, 2013 | Marc I. Surkin, MD, FACS; Sandra A. Schwartz, MS, CCC-SLP; and Deborah A. Markiewicz, MD
Acute complications from chemoradiation for head and neck cancers are relatively common. These can be minor or severe and can have a significant impact on the patient's quality of life. The incidence of late-onset (>5 years after cancer cure) complications is unknown, but...