Case report. Swallowed fishbone in an emergency setting and imaging findings

Anselm Ejike Chukwuani, Emmanuel O Chukwurah


A 27-year-old woman was admitted to the emergency department after swallowing a fish bone while eating dinner. A lateral neck radiograph was performed and a fishbone was detected as a fairly-distinct linear radiopaque density in the pre-cervical soft tissues at the level of the C4/C5 vertebral bodies.



foreign body, soft tissue neck, x-ray

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The South African Radiographer | ISSN 0258 0241

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