Ingested foreign body - bone

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Widened prevertebral space opposite C5 & C6 vertebrae with a small irregular radio-opaque object


Single axial image from a CT demonstrating a postcricoid radiodense foreign body with swollen prevertebral soft tissue.

Case Discussion

This chap managed to swallow an impressively large chunk of bone. It is not obvious which part of which animal the bone comes from. 

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Case information

rID: 6092
Published: 23rd Apr 2009
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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