Oropharyngeal tuberculosis causing severe odynophagia and dysphagia


Caylan R., Aydin K., Caylan R.

EUROPEAN ARCHIVES OF OTO-RHINO-LARYNGOLOGY, vol.259, no.5, pp.229-230, 2002 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 259 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00405-001-0439-5
  • Journal Name: EUROPEAN ARCHIVES OF OTO-RHINO-LARYNGOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.229-230

Abstract

Oropharyngeal tuberculosis is a rare disease and is usually secondary to laryngeal involvement in pulmonary tuberculosis. The major symptom in such patients is sore throat. Here, we report a case of tuberculosis of the posterior oropharyngeal wall without laryngeal involvement and causing severe dysphagia and odynophagia without esophageal or mediastinal involvement. The unusual presentation of extrapulmonary tuberculosis is emphasized, and its diagnosis and treatment are discussed.