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Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
Volume 2015, Article ID 431738, 3 pages
Case Report

A Rare Cause of Acute Dysphagia: Abscess of the Base of the Tongue

1Department of Family Medicine, Baskent University Faculty of Medicine, Konya, Turkey
2Baskent University Faculty of Medicine, Konya, Turkey
3Department of Gastroenterology, Baskent University, Hoca Cihan Mah Saray Caddesi, No. 1, Selcuklu, 42080 Konya, Turkey

Received 19 October 2014; Revised 5 February 2015; Accepted 6 February 2015

Academic Editor: Naohiko Koide

Copyright © 2015 Gulsum Teke Ozgur et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Dysphagia represents a difficulty in passage of solid or liquid foods from the oral cavity into the stomach and is considered as an alarm symptom of gastrointestinal system. It often indicates an organic disease and needs to be explained. In this paper, a case of 61-year-old man with posterior tongue abscess is presented.