Osteophyte Arising From The Cricoid Cartilage Causing Dysphagia
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Necmettin Erbakan University Meram Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Konya, Turkey
Publication date: 2014-01-08
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Abdussamet Batur   

Department of Radiology, Necmettin Erbakan University Meram Faculty of Medicine, Konya, Turkey
Eur J Gen Med 2014;11(1):45-47
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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