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Uvular necrosis following diagnostic gastroscopy


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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