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Migration of foreign body from postcricoid region to the subcutaneous tissue of the neck

Author(s): Shaariyah Mohd Mokhtar | Salina Husain | Dipak Banarsidas | Majid Md Nasir

Journal: Annals of Saudi Medicine
ISSN 0256-4947

Volume: 30;
Issue: 6;
Start page: 475;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Migration of a foreign body from the hypopharynx to the subcutaneous tissue of the neck is a rare event. We report a case of a 48-year-old male who accidentally swallowed a fish bone which was not identified intraoperatively. The patient then presented with migration of the bone to the soft tissue of the neck. We conclude that careful assessment of the patient with a foreign body in the throat is crucial to avoid fatal complications.

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