Oropharyngeal tuberculosis causing severe odynophagia and dysphagia


Caylan R., Aydin K., Caylan R.

EUROPEAN ARCHIVES OF OTO-RHINO-LARYNGOLOGY, cilt.259, ss.229-230, 2002 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 259 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2002
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00405-001-0439-5
  • Dergi Adı: EUROPEAN ARCHIVES OF OTO-RHINO-LARYNGOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.229-230

Özet

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.