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Migrating fish bone presenting as a neck fistula

Abstract

The case report describes an extremely rare finding of fish bone migration from the aerodigestive tract causing a neck fistula 2 years after its ingestion. Detailed case study and surgical treatment is presented. This case highlights the need for further assessment in presence of a high clinical suspicion of foreign body ingestion with a normal physical examination of the upper aerodigestive tract, to avoid serious and potential life-threatening complications later on.

  • ear
  • nose and throat/otolaryngology
  • primary care
  • gastroenterology
  • head and neck surgery
  • otolaryngology/ENT

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