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A rare cause of pediatric dysphagia: posterior dislocation of the sternoclavicular joint.

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Cheng, J
Published in: Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol
January 2014

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 sternoclavicular 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.

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Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol

DOI

EISSN

1872-8464

Publication Date

January 2014

Volume

78

Issue

1

Start / End Page

152 / 153

Location

Ireland

Related Subject Headings

  • Treatment Outcome
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Sternoclavicular Joint
  • Male
  • Joint Dislocations
  • Humans
  • Fracture Fixation, Internal
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Deglutition Disorders
  • Basketball
 

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Cheng, J. (2014). A rare cause of pediatric dysphagia: posterior dislocation of the sternoclavicular joint. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol, 78(1), 152–153. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijporl.2013.09.027
Cheng, Jeffrey. “A rare cause of pediatric dysphagia: posterior dislocation of the sternoclavicular joint.Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 78, no. 1 (January 2014): 152–53. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijporl.2013.09.027.
Cheng J. A rare cause of pediatric dysphagia: posterior dislocation of the sternoclavicular joint. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2014 Jan;78(1):152–3.
Cheng, Jeffrey. “A rare cause of pediatric dysphagia: posterior dislocation of the sternoclavicular joint.Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol, vol. 78, no. 1, Jan. 2014, pp. 152–53. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.ijporl.2013.09.027.
Cheng J. A rare cause of pediatric dysphagia: posterior dislocation of the sternoclavicular joint. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2014 Jan;78(1):152–153.
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Published In

Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol

DOI

EISSN

1872-8464

Publication Date

January 2014

Volume

78

Issue

1

Start / End Page

152 / 153

Location

Ireland

Related Subject Headings

  • Treatment Outcome
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Sternoclavicular Joint
  • Male
  • Joint Dislocations
  • Humans
  • Fracture Fixation, Internal
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Deglutition Disorders
  • Basketball