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An unusual cause of sore throat and neck swelling
  1. Suleyman Turedi,
  2. Suha Turkmen,
  3. Metin Yadigaroglu
  1. Department of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon, Turkey
  1. Correspondence to Dr Suha Turkmen, Department of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine, Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon 61080, Turkey; drsuhaturkmen{at}

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Clinical introduction

A 61-year-old man presented with swelling of the neck. He had experienced coughing, fever and sore throat for the previous few days and had been started on antibiotic treatment by his general practitioner. He presented to the emergency department because the symptoms failed to subside and he developed swelling of his neck. On examination, he was afebrile, and a hard, 9×4 cm in size, mobile mass with no redness was observed on the right side of his neck (figure 1 …

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  • Contributors All authors took an equally active part in this article. ST is the first author and planned the article. MY assessed the patient in the ED. ST helped MY for the further management of the patient. MY helped ST and ST in writing the manuscript.

  • Competing interests None.

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