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July 1973

A Rare Ankylosis of the Cricoarytenoid Joints

Author Affiliations

Marburg/Lahn, Germany; Göttingen, Germany
From the Ear, Nose, and Throat Clinic, Philipps Universität, Marburg/Lahn, Germany (Dr. Berendes), and the Ear, Nose, and Throat Clinic, Georg-August Universität, Göttingen, Germany.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1973;98(1):63-65. doi:10.1001/archotol.1973.00780020067018

Ankylosis of the cricoarytenoid joints occurred in a patient with ankylosing spondilitis (Marie-Struempell disease). The patient had dyspnea caused by progressive narrowing of the glottis, necessitating tracheostomy. Dysphagia also occurred due to inadequate elevation of the larynx during swallowing as demonstrated radiologically.