Clicking in the throat: cinematic fiction or surgical fact?

@article{Smith2001ClickingIT,
  title={Clicking in the throat: cinematic fiction or surgical fact?},
  author={M. E. Smith and Gerald S Berke and Steven D. Gray and H Dove and R. Harnsberger},
  journal={Archives of otolaryngology--head \& neck surgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={127 9},
  pages={
          1129-31
        }
}
The complaint of a clicking in the throat when swallowing is uncommon but very discomforting and painful for those who experience it. [] Key Method We present a series of 11 cases in which all patients had an audible clicking or popping noise in the throat associated with neck and throat pain when swallowing or turning the neck. The most helpful diagnostic procedure was careful examination and palpation of the neck while the patient swallowed to localize the side and source of the clicking.

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