Migratory fish bone complicating as neck abscess

Prawahar Chiluveru, Ajay Kumar, Jyothi Chavadaki


Accidental ingestion of fish bone is usually uncomfortable, some cases it may be dangerous to a patient, a challenging diagnosis. A retained fish bone may have potentially disastrous complications which may affect the morbidity or mortality. Fish bone may even penetrate extra-luminally and reside in the soft tissue of the neck. Computed tomography (CT) of the neck is of great assistance in diagnosing a migrating fish bone. Surgical exploration is mandatory.


Fish bone, Migratory, Deep neck infection, Abscess

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