Esophageal foreign bodies are commonly encountered in otolaryngology clinic. The most common esophageal foreign bodies
are fish bones which are encountered in Southeast Asia and in Vietnam. The rare complication due to the ingested foreign body is its
migration to the deep neck space and the formation of cervical abscess. This case depicts a patient with a fish bone in the esophagus
that migrated extraluminally into the posterior cervical space. Moreover, the difficulties in removing the foreign body as well as the
management of esophageal perforation are described in detail.
Keywords:Fish bone; Esophageal perforation; Migration; Posterior cervical space