• International Clinical Case Reports Journal
Case Report

Sudden Onset of Sore Throat While Sleeping

Journal of Clinical Cases [2018] 1(1): 9
Received: 20 May 2018, Accepted: 04 June 2018, Published: 10 June 2018


A 40-year-old man presented to the emergency room with sudden onset of sore throat while sleeping, associated with dyspnea, but without air way obstruction. He denied comorbidities and use of medications. On examination, the patient was stable and the neck was unremarkable on inspection and palpation. Radiography (Figure A) revealed the presence of a dental prosthesis in the cervical esophagus just below the level of the larynx that had been swallowed during sleep. Upper endoscopy allowed immediate removal without sequelae (Figure B).

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