Ingested fish bone

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Presentation

Persistent foreign body feeling in throat after eating fish.

Patient Data

Age: 55
Gender: Male
X-ray

Bony foreign body lodged anterior to the epiglottis. No prevertebral soft tissue thickening. No soft tissue gas. 

Annotated image

Yellow arrow indicates position of ingested fish bone, just above the hyoid bone. 

Case Discussion

The ingestion of fish bones is more common than other types of bones (e.g. chicken, pork). They usually pass without complication. 

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Case information

rID: 33872
Case created: 27th Jan 2015
Last edited: 20th Jan 2016
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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