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Managing a wooden foreign body in the neck

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Author(s): Singh Rakesh | Bhandary Sangita | Karki Prahlad

Journal: Journal of Emergencies, Trauma and Shock
ISSN 0974-2700

Volume: 2;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 191;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: Foreign body | management | outcome | wooden

ABSTRACT
An interesting case is presented of a wooden foreign body in the neck entering through the right lower vestibule of the mouth. The foreign body traveled subcutaneously in the neck and got stuck in the clavicle, without damaging any vital structures. In this case, the authors highlight the mode of entry of the foreign body, the peculiarity of the wooden foreign body, the management protocol and the outcomes of the penetrating neck injury by the wooden stick.
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