Korean J Otolaryngol-Head Neck Surg.  2001 May;44(5):556-559.

Two cases of fish bone foreign body presenting as tongue and neck mass

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  • 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Wallace Memorial Baptist Hospital, Pusan, Korea. entshim@wmbh.co.kr
  • 2Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Wallace Memorial Baptist Hospital, Pusan, Korea.

Abstract

Foreign bodies are one of the most frequently observed accidental cases in the otolaryngological fields. Most of food pieces as foreign bodies are removable with a laryngoscope or a esophagoscope, etc. But sometimes surgical removal is needed, as in the two interesting cases we experienced of fish bones. One case was misconceived as tongue cancer at first, and the other case dealt with the migration of a fish bone from hypopharynx to the cervical space We removed them surgically. So we report these cases with a review of literature.

Keyword

Fish bone; Migration
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