[Dyspnea and globus sensation after a minor head injury]

Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 2019 Feb 1;163:D2923.
[Article in Dutch]


A 91-year-old woman visited the emergency department with dyspnea and globus sensation after a minor head injury. A CT-scan of the spine showed a retropharyngeal swelling. MRI and fiberscopy revealed that the swelling was concordant with a retropharyngeal hematoma. The patient was admitted for observation and she was discharged in good clinical condition the day after.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Conservative Treatment
  • Craniocerebral Trauma / complications*
  • Craniocerebral Trauma / diagnostic imaging
  • Craniocerebral Trauma / physiopathology
  • Dyspnea
  • Female
  • Globus Sensation / diagnostic imaging
  • Globus Sensation / etiology*
  • Globus Sensation / physiopathology
  • Hematoma / diagnostic imaging*
  • Humans
  • Pharyngeal Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Spine / diagnostic imaging*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed