BMJ Case Reports 2018; doi:10.1136/bcr-2018-224581
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Odynophagia and neck pain after exercise

  1. Ana Antunes
  1. Pediatric Department, Hospital de Braga, Braga, Portugal
  1. Correspondence to Dr Catarina Faria, catmagalhaesfaria{at}
  • Accepted 18 March 2018
  • Published 11 April 2018


A previously healthy, non-asthmatic, non-smoker, 16-year-old male came for medical attention because of odynophagia and pain located at anterior cervical area and upper retrosternal area, increasing with swallowing and deep breathing, that begun after physical exercise at gymnastic class. The adolescent also mentioned a felling of air bubbles running up and down that area. There was no history of local trauma. He referred stuffed nose and mild cough but no other respiratory complaints or fever. Physical examination was unremarkable, with normal auscultation and no alterations on …

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