Fish bone impaction into the pharyngeal wall

Case contributed by Dr Fakhry Mahmoud Ebouda

Presentation

Pain and dysphagia following eating fish ? fish bone impaction.

Patient Data

Age: 44 years
Gender: Male
Modality: CT

Small linear radiodense feature is seen to the right side of the oropharyngeal wall. It is likely to represents an ingested fish bone that become lodged in the throat.

Modality: CT

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Case Discussion

Among the foreign bodies registered in ER, fish bones that lodged within the throat represent the most common cause of perforation.

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Case Information

rID: 29542
Case created: 3rd Jun 2014
Last edited: 27th Nov 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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