A 67-year-old man with odynophagia and neck pain

Dj Fenn, Brittany Howard, Joseph Hoxworth, Annjanette Sommers

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Acute calcific longus colli tendinitis is a benign and self-limiting inflammatory disease that rarely requires aggressive intervention. However, clinicians may be unfamiliar with this condition, and it can easily be misdiagnosed for a deep neck abscess or tumor resulting in unnecessary and invasive procedures. This article describes a patient who presented to the ED with progressive odynophagia and neck pain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)24-26
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2018


  • dysphagia
  • longus colli
  • odynophagia
  • prevertebral
  • retropharyngeal
  • tendinitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nurse Assisting


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