This patient developed difficulty swallowing following a dental procedure. What is the diagnosis?

This patient developed difficulty swallowing following a dental procedure.

 

 

Question

A 47-year-old woman with diabetes was seen in the emergency room with difficulty swallowing, bilateral chest pain, and a foreign-body sensation in her throat. Earlier that day, she had undergone a root canal under local anesthesia. What is the diagnosis?

Spondylolisthesis
Prevertebral air
Pharyngeal diverticulum
Pharyngeal foreign body
Periodontal abscess

 

 

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