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ISSN: 2641-1709

Scholarly Journal of Otolaryngology

Case Report(ISSN: 2641-1709)

The Migration of a Fish Bone into Posterior Cervical Space Volume 7 - Issue 1

Nguyen Nguyen1*, Thanh Thai Le1, Duy Huy Nguyen3, Thi My Duong1 and Kyu Sung Kim2

  • 1Department of Otolaryngology, Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Hue University, Vietnam
  • 2Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, Inha University Hospital, Korea
  • 3Department of Otolaryngology, Hue City Hospital, Vietnam

Received:June 26, 2021;   Published:July 07, 2021

Corresponding author: Nguyen Nguyen, Department of Otolaryngology, Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Hue University, Vietnam

DOI: 10.32474/SJO.2021.07.000254

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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

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