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Dysphagia secondary to invasive candidiasis of a jejunal free flap

  • C. A. Ayshford (a1), R. M. Walsh (a1) and J. C. Watkinson (a1)


The presence of a mass in a jejunal free flap that causes dysphagia less than two years after a pharyngolaryngectomy for carcinoma usually indicates tumour recurrence. We present a case of invasive candidiasis of a jejunal free flap presenting with dysphagia and a mass. To our knowledge this is previously unreported. Such a cause should always be considered in the differential diagnosis, as early recognition and treatment are likely, to result in a favourable outcome.


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Address for correspondence: Mr C. A. Ayshford, Department of Otolaryngology, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TN


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Dysphagia secondary to invasive candidiasis of a jejunal free flap

  • C. A. Ayshford (a1), R. M. Walsh (a1) and J. C. Watkinson (a1)


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