Ingested foreign body - bone

Case contributed by Frank Gaillard

Patient Data

Gender: Male

Note: This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.


Irregular radio-opaque object within widened prevertebral space opposite C5-C6 vertebrae.

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

Case Discussion

An impressively large chunk of bone was removed endoscopically.

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