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Angiology
Year: 2009  |  Volume: 60  |  Issue: 2  |  Page No.: 259 - 261

Angina Pectoris With Pharyngeal Pain Alone: A Case Report

M Sone, A Koizumi, E Tamiya, K Inoue, I Ebihara, H Koide, S Okazaki, Y Kato, J Suzuki and H. Daida    

Abstract:

Patients with pharyngeal pain are frequently encountered in the department of otorhinolaryngology. The pharyngeal pain is usually caused by an inflammation or a malignant disease. In some cases, anginal pain radiates to the pharynx. However, patients with angina pectoris who suffer from pharyngeal pain without chest pain are believed to be very rare. The patient was a 70-year-old man whose chief complaint was only pharyngeal pain on exertion. The pharyngeal pain was similar to acute pharyngitis with burning pain. Upon cardiac catheterization, no abnormality was found in the right coronary artery or in the circumflex artery, but 99% stenosis was found in the middle portion of the left anterior descending artery. There was no collateral circulation to the left anterior descending artery. Thus, percutaneous coronary intervention was performed, and the pharyngeal pain vanished.

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