Title

A rare cause of pediatric dysphagia: Posterior dislocation of the sternoclavicular joint

Publication Date

2014

Journal Title

Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol

Abstract

Rarely do orthopedic injuries in children present with dysphagia. Acute onset dysphagia after falling or getting tackled with subtle symptoms or unremarkable physical examination findings should raise suspicion for posterior dislocation of the stemoclavicular joint (SCJ). A case is described and used to highlight an uncommon cause of dysphagia in children. It can be easily missed because the presenting symptoms and physical examination findings are subtle. Standard radiographs are not sufficient for diagnosis, and a high degree of suspicion is necessary to pursue further diagnostic studies. Open reduction and internal fixation can be effective for improving their symptoms, often immediately postoperatively. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

Volume Number

78

Issue Number

1

Pages

152-153

Document Type

Article

EPub Date

2013/12/03

Status

Faculty

Facility

School of Medicine

Primary Department

Otolaryngology

PMID

24290953

DOI

10.1016/j.ijporl.2013.09.027