Cervical spine disease and dysphagia. Four new cases and a review of the literature.

@article{Lambert1981CervicalSD,
  title={Cervical spine disease and dysphagia. Four new cases and a review of the literature.},
  author={J. R. Lambert and Perry S Tepperman and Javier Jim{\'e}nez and Anne L Newman},
  journal={The American journal of gastroenterology},
  year={1981},
  volume={76 1},
  pages={35-40}
}
Four cases of dysphagia associated with disease of the cervical spine have been presented. One of the patients had cervical spondylosis with osteophyte formation while the other three had Forestier's disease or ankylosing hyperostosis. Symptoms of dysphagia dominated the clinical picture and led to their referral for further management. Two patients underwent surgical procedures and one died in the postoperative period. Two patients were managed conservatively, one with antibiotics, and both… CONTINUE READING