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Clinical Problem Solving: Radiology
October 2009

Radiology Quiz Case 2

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Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2009;135(10):1052-1055. doi:10.1001/archoto.2009.128-a

A 64-year-old woman presented with a history of a foreign body sensation and pain in her throat that occurred approximately 1 hour after she had a meal. There were no associated symptoms of difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, fever, or swelling. Her medical history was otherwise unremarkable, and she was not taking any regular medications. Physical examination revealed mild tenderness to palpation in the right side of her neck, but no mass or foreign body was palpated. Her oropharynx was not injected; she had no uvular edema or deviation and no pharyngeal swelling or asymmetry; and her tonsils appeared normal.

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