Ingested fish bone

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Persistent foreign body feeling in throat after eating fish.

Patient Data

Age: 55
Gender: Male

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
Published: 30th Jan 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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