Anterior Throat Pain Differential Diagnoses

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Diferential Diagnoses


Comparison of Symptoms of Disorders that Produce Anterior Throat Pain[1]
Symptoms Ernest Syndrome Eagle's Syndrome Carotid Artery Syndrome Hyoid Bone Syndrome Superior Pharyngeal Constrictor Syndrome
TMJ Pain X X X
Otalgia X X X X
Temporal pain X X X X X
Eye pain X
Pharyngeal pain X X X X X
Odontalgia X X
Foreign body feeling X X
Mandibular pain X
Vertigo X
Dysphagia X X X X

Cervical Spine

Cervical discs and various myofascial structures can also refer pain to the anterior neck.


  1. Shankland, Wesley E. (2010-01). "Anterior throat pain syndromes: causes for undiagnosed craniofacial pain". Cranio: The Journal of Craniomandibular Practice. 28 (1): 50–59. doi:10.1179/crn.2010.007. ISSN 0886-9634. PMID 20158009. Check date values in: |date= (help)