Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : CECT-contrast enhanced computed tomography

Unusual causes of throat pain: A pictorial discussion

Dr. Neharika Kothari, Dr. Vineet Mishra, Dr. Naveen Meena, Dr. Jai Chowdhary, Dr. Hemant Kumar Mishra

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 2, Pages 763-776

As a common entity, throat pain or sore throat is related chiefly to various infective
pathologies, viral (lately COVID), bacterial or fungal. When these are treated with no relief
for the same, endoscopic procedures and imaging modalities like USG, CT Scan, MRI etc.
are ordered to detect the occult diagnosis .Our study included 51 participants, 20 females and
31 males, primarily complaining of throat pain with few other mild symptoms. Here we
discuss not so commonly thought of entities pertaining to head and neck pathologies and few
thoracoabdominal lesions detected by various imaging modes like MRI,CT and virtual
endoscopy, Endoscopy, USG and X Ray Barium studies. Anatomic variants to potentially
serious diseases were reported. A strong clinical suspicion and customized mode of imaging
assisted in arriving to a definitive diagnosis.