Normal soft tissue neck lateral radiograph

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

Foreign body?

Patient Data

Age: 20-year-old
X-ray

Soft tissue neck

Normal delineation of the pharynx, larynx, and trachea. Paravertebral soft tissues demonstrate normal width, no evidence of foreign bodies or gas in the soft tissues. Cervical spine vertebral bodies have normal height and alignment.

Case Discussion

Soft tissue neck radiographs are commonly requested in ED either to look of foreign bodies (e.g. fish bone) or, particularly in kids, to assess retropharyngeal abscesses or upper airways infections (e.g. croup and epiglottitis).

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Case information

rID: 46637
Case created: 11th Jul 2016
Last edited: 28th Sep 2016
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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