The development of dysphagia and dysphonia due to anterior cervical osteophytes

AKBAL A., Kurtaran A., Selçuk B., Gurcan A., Ersöz M., Akyüz M.

RHEUMATOLOGY INTERNATIONAL, vol.29, no.3, pp.331-334, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00296-008-0669-6
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.331-334
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: No


Cervical osteophytes may cause dysphagia by compressing the esophagus and may cause dysphonia by compressing the larynx and inferior laryngeal nerve. The occurrence of dysphagia and dysphonia due to cervical osteophytes has rarely been reported in literature. In this article, a case, in which the multiple cervical osteophytes were found to be the cause of dysphagia and dysphonia, was evaluated by imaging methods and electrophysiological evaluation of swallowing and the case was discussed in the light of relevant literatures.