Last updated on:October 4th, 2021
You’re looking at an interactive case study from Prognosis: Your Diagnosis (one of four distinct learning formats available in Clinical Odyssey). Try it out, and have fun improving your clinical skills.
A 46 year old man presents with throat discomfort and pain upon swallowing since last night.
These symptoms rapidly worsened over time, such he now feels as if his throat is "closing up". The discomfort is worse on lying down.
He also feels weak and ill.
His medical history is unremarkable, while he has smoked a total of 20 pack years.