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Unusual case of fish bone migration.

Author(s): Mohd Hazmi MOHAMAD

Journal: Brunei International Medical Journal
ISSN 1560-5876

Volume: 6;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 109;
Date: 2010;
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Keywords: Abscess | foreign bodies | foreign body migration | laryngopharynx

Transmigration of a foreign body across the neck following accidental ingestion is a rare complication. We report a case of a 52-year-old female who presented with a right-sided sharp neck lump a few days following ingestion of fish bone. An anterior posterior view of neck radiography revealed a horizontal radio-opaque object consistent with a migrated fish bone. She underwent an emergency neck exploration and foreign body removal which was later identified as the fish bone. Awareness of all possible complications due to foreign body migration is essential to avoid misdiagnosis.

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