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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences
School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia
ISSN: 1394-195X
Vol. 18, No. 1, 2011, pp. 72-75
Bioline Code: mj11012
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences, Vol. 18, No. 1, 2011, pp. 72-75

 en Metallic Foreign Body Penetrating the Carotid Sheath: A Case Report
Vamanshankar, Hemanth; Nair, Arun B. & Rajan, Nandakumar


Foreign bodies are a common problem seen in otolaryngological practice. Of the reported foreign bodies, metallic foreign bodies are a rare entity. One of the least common complications of foreign body ingestion is penetration and migration. We describe a case of a migrating metallic foreign body in a 50-year-old woman with a history of accidental ingestion causing odynophagia. In the present case, the foreign body migrated extraluminally into the carotid sheath. Our review of literature revealed that few such cases have been reported.

foreign bodies, foreign-body migration, medical imaging, metals, neck, otolyngology; head neck

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