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Uvular necrosis following diagnostic gastroscopy
  1. Jonathan Digby-Bell,
  2. Sebastian Zeki
  1. Gastroenterology, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Jonathan Digby-Bell, jdigbybell{at}


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.

  • endoscopy
  • ear, nose and throat/otolaryngology
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  • Contributors JD-B wrote the article and SZ reviewed and suggested amendments.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

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

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