Cervical ankylosing spondylophytes causing obstructive apnoea, recurrent and phrenic nerve palsy

Dimitar Pazardzhikliev
Excessive cervical osteophystosis is reported to cause upper aerodigestive tract problems by simple pharyngeal compression, laryngeal oedema or recurrent nerve palsy. We describe a patient presenting with stridor and obstructive apnoea. On physical examination retropharyngeal bulging abutting the epiglottis[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]