Uvular necrosis is an extremely rare complication of gastroscopy. We describe the fifth published case of uvular necrosis following an uncomplicated diagnostic gastroscopy in a young man. Presentation with severe sore throat and inability to swallow saliva occurred within 24 hours of gastroscopy and resolved with conservative treatment.
- ear, nose and throat/otolaryngology
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Contributors JD-B wrote the article and SZ reviewed and suggested amendments.
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