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Title: Laryngeal manifestation of Forestier’s disease
Authors: Stojanovic, Jasmina
Zivanovic D.
Sreckovic M.
Jovanovic, Svetlana
Belic, Branislav
Simović A.
Issue Date: 2016
Abstract: © 2016 Jasmina Stojanovic, Sandra Zivanovic, Suncica Sreckovic, Svetlana Jovanovic, Branislav Belic, Sladjana Simovic. BACKGROUND: Forestier's disease is a rare disorder involving bony growths that can occur in various parts of the spinal column, mostly asymptomatic, but these osteophytes, very rarely have been associated with serious complications. AIM: We report a 69-year-old man who was admitted at foniatric departement for evaluation of presenting hoarseness, dysphagia and laborious breathing. CASE PRESENTATION: Noninvasive endolaryngeal imaging and radiological examination revealed distortion of left side of the larynx pushing to the right due to bony mass of the anterior part of cervical spine which was prominent at the left side. The symptoms of the patient presented were caused by Forestier's disease as found by the imiging. CONCLUSIONS: In clinical practice it is advisable to take into consideration Forestier's disease as a possible cause of hoarseness and dysphagia in rare cases.
Type: article
DOI: 10.3889/oamjms.2016.054
SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-85027412946
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