Turkish Neurosurgery 1991 , Vol 2 , Num 1
Emin ÖZYURT, Enis SÖNMEZ, Sait AKÇURA, Pınar AKATA, Hidayet SARI, Cengiz KUDAY
Department of Neurosurgery, Department of Physical Medidne and Rehabilitation, Istanbul University, Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty, İstanbul, TÜRKİYE A 59-year-old man presented with a one-year history of progressive dysphagia to the point that he could no longer swallow solid foods. Cervical spine X-Ray films demonstrated massive anterior new bone formation along the anterior surface of C3 to C7 vertebrae. Evaluation with barium swallow and cervical computed tomograhpy demonstrated oesophageal compression. Resection of the anterior onteophytes resolved the dysphagia. Keywords : Cervical spine, Dysphagia, Osteophytic Disease
Corresponding author : Emin Özyurt