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Adolescent with painful swallowing
  1. En-Jui Liu1,
  2. Chung-Yi Wang1,
  3. Yen-Yu Liu2,3
  1. 1 Emergency Medicine, Mackay Memorial Hospital Taitung Branch, Taitung, Taiwan
  2. 2 Department of Critical Care Medicine, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
  3. 3 Cardiovascular Center, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
  1. Correspondence to Yen-Yu Liu, No. 92, Sec. 2, Zhongshan N. Rd., Zhongshan Dist., Taipei 104217, Taiwan; yenyu1012{at}

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Clinical introduction

A healthy 16-year-old boy presented with a 3-day history of odynophagia. This occurred after a football struck his anterior chest and neck region. The odynophagia radiated to the retrosternal area. Dysphagia, dyspnoea and fever were not noted. His only abnormal vital sign was an RR of 24 beats per minute. His neck appeared normal, and his voice exhibited clarity and normal pitch without hoarseness or stridor. The chest radiogram (CXR) was normal. Lateral view neck radiography was performed (figure 1 …

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  • Handling editor Sarah Edwards

  • Contributors E-JL: searching data/completing the manuscript. Y-YL and C-YW: interpreting data/critically revising the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.