Migration of Long Standing Fish Bone to Subcutaneous Tissues of the Neck: An Unusual Presentation

Shergill, Gurshinderpal Singh and Shergill, Ankur Kaur (2015) Migration of Long Standing Fish Bone to Subcutaneous Tissues of the Neck: An Unusual Presentation. IJSS Case Reports & Reviews, 2 (1). pp. 17-19.

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Abstract

Fish bone is one of the most common foreign bodies encountered in the upper aerodigestive tract region. Owing to its trivial size, smooth surface, and sharp ends, it has a great propensity to migrate in the neck and adjoining structures. Long standing migrated foreign bodies can cause devastating complications like neck abscess and injuries to the major blood vessels. Herein, we report a rare case of long-standing fish bone, which migrated to the subcutaneous tissues of the neck. The foreign body bypassed all the vital structures and was observed as a projection in the skin of the patient’s neck. A careful history and a detailed clinico-radiographic investigation helped to locate the bone and aided in its successful removal.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Foreign bodies; Neck; Pain; Ultrasonographythe.
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Oral Pathology and Microbiology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > ENT
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2015 09:51
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2015 09:51
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/143323

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