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    How can cervical osteophytes be treated?

Posted on Wed, 26 Jul 2017 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: I have an osyephhyte in my throat that prevents the flap that protects the airway from closing all he way.
Can it be removed by surgery or laser?
Answered by Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Osteophytes can be resected surgically

Detailed Answer:
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Cervical Osteophytes are bony spurs occurring in cervical vertebra.
Anterior cervical osteophyte can impinge on throat causing symptoms.

Removal of osteophytes surgically can give dramatic improvement. Minimally invasive surgical procedures are available nowadays.

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