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Case 2397

An uncommon position of a retropharyngeal impacted fishbone

Author(s)
Giger R, Landis BN, Becker M, Dulguerov P
 
Patient
female, 34 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    Lateral soft tissue neck radiography

    A lateral X-ray image of the neck showing an enlargement of the retropharyngeal space as well as a long, vertically lined, radiodense thin foreign body.

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Lateral soft tissue neck radiography;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    A contrast-enhanced CT scan
     

    An axial image showing a retropharyngeal fluid collection with a peripheral rim enhancement suggesting the presence of an abscess. Also note that there is a thin structure with a bone density located within the...

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Contrast-enhanced CT scan;

    A coronal reconstruction showing the position of the fishbone within the retropharyngeal space.

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Contrast-enhanced CT scan;
     
     
  • Figure 3
    Foreign body

    The foreign body, a 2.5 cm long fishbone, after it was extracted.

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Foreign body;
     
     
A lateral X-ray image of the neck showing an enlargement of the retropharyngeal space as well as a long, vertically lined, radiodense thin foreign body.
 
An axial image showing a retropharyngeal fluid collection with a peripheral rim enhancement suggesting the presence of an abscess. Also note that there is a thin structure with a bone density located within the retropharyngeal space suggesting the presence of a fishbone.
 
A coronal reconstruction showing the position of the fishbone within the retropharyngeal space.
 
The foreign body, a 2.5 cm long fishbone, after it was extracted.
 
 
 
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