Osteophyte Arising From The Cricoid Cartilage Causing Dysphagia
Abdussamet Batur 1 * , Mehmet Emin Sakarya 1, Abdulaziz Uslu 1
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1 Necmettin Erbakan University Meram Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Konya, Turkey
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Although cervical degenerative changes is a common disorder, dysphagia induced by osteophyte formation is uncommon. We present a case of 54-year-old patient suffering dysphagia secondary to cricoidal osteophyte. Phsical examination showed no abnormality. A barium esophagography revealed anterior compression of the esophagus at the level of cricoid cartilage. A computed tomography (CT) showed a small spur originating from the cricoid. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) demonstrated the osteophyte-induced edema and allowed the differential diagnosis with the other causes of dysphagia. In this report, radiological features of cricoidal osteophyte is presented.


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EUR J GEN MED, 2014 - Volume 11 Issue 1, pp. 45-47

Publication date: 08 Jan 2014

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