Migrating fish bone complicating a deep neck abscess

Shih Wei Yang, Tsung-Ming Chen, Tai An Chen

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Abstract

Deep neck infections are not uncommon; however, a migrating fish bone is seldom a cause of a deep neck abscess. Fish bones are a sharp foreign body and can penetrate the oropharynx or esophagus. However, this rarely occurs. We report a case of deep neck abscess resulting from the intracorporeal migration of a fish bone. Initial radiography and esophagoscopy of the neck were both negative; migration of the bone was ultimately documented by computed tomography. Surgical exploration was performed via a lateral neck incision, and the fish bone was successfully retrieved. Although fish bones are a rare etiology of deep neck abscesses, should be kept in mind when a patient has the history of fish bone ingestion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)872-875
Number of pages4
JournalChang Gung Medical Journal
Volume28
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Infection

Keywords

  • Abscess
  • Deep neck infection
  • Fish bone
  • Migratory

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  • Medicine(all)

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Migrating fish bone complicating a deep neck abscess. / Yang, Shih Wei; Chen, Tsung-Ming; Chen, Tai An.

In: Chang Gung Medical Journal, Vol. 28, No. 12, 01.12.2005, p. 872-875.

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Yang, SW, Chen, T-M & Chen, TA 2005, 'Migrating fish bone complicating a deep neck abscess', Chang Gung Medical Journal, vol. 28, no. 12, pp. 872-875.
Yang, Shih Wei ; Chen, Tsung-Ming ; Chen, Tai An. / Migrating fish bone complicating a deep neck abscess. In: Chang Gung Medical Journal. 2005 ; Vol. 28, No. 12. pp. 872-875.
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