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CASE REPORT

First Bite Syndrome Presenting as Initial Symptom of Soft Tissue Mass in Base of Tongue and Pharyngeal Space Lead to Diagnosis of Squamous Cell Carcinoma Invading Trachea and Esophagus: A Rare Case Report

Satnam S Jolly

Keywords : Carcinoma, First bite, Hypopharyngeal cancer, Neck mass, Pain, Pathology

Citation Information : Jolly SS. First Bite Syndrome Presenting as Initial Symptom of Soft Tissue Mass in Base of Tongue and Pharyngeal Space Lead to Diagnosis of Squamous Cell Carcinoma Invading Trachea and Esophagus: A Rare Case Report. Int J Head Neck Surg 2022; 13 (2):77-79.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10001-1412

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 15-09-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Abstract

First bite syndrome (FBS) is considered as a development of pain in the preauricular region triggered by gustatory stimuli. It has been mostly associated with surgery of the parapharyngeal space, parotid gland, and upper neck. This hypersensitivity is thought to elicit a supramaximal contraction of myoepithelial cells during the first bite of a meal that subsides with continued masticatory action. We are reporting a rare case of preauricular pain after first bite of meal that leads to the diagnosis of squamous cell carcinoma invading the trachea and esophagus.


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