A Foreign Body in the Pharynx Migrating through the Internal Jugular Vein: Case Report of Unusual Complication
Received Date: Mar 16, 2014 / Accepted Date: Jul 15, 2014 / Published Date: Jul 22, 2014
Foreign body ingestion is a common problem encountered in clinical practice. One of the rare complications of a swallowed foreign body is its migration from the site of entry into the subcutaneous tissues of neck. We report the case of a 57-year old woman who was admitted to our otolaryngology outpatient clinic with a cervical neck mass, with a history of accidental ingestion of a sharp pointed metallic foreign body 2 months earlier. Cervical X-rays and Computed Tomography (CT) scan was then done that showed a 2-cm long metallic foreign body in the subcutaneous tissues of neck. The Doppler ultrasound showed a large thrombus occluding the right internal jugular vein. The foreign body was easily removed under general anesthesia. Postoperative period was uneventful and the patient was doing well on follow-up without any complications.
Keywords: A Foreign body, The internal jugular vein, Migration
Citation: Adil T, Btissam B, Othmane B, Hassane N, Youssef R, et al. (2014) A Foreign Body in the Pharynx Migrating through the Internal Jugular Vein: Case Report of Unusual Complication. Otolaryngology 4:1000172. Doi: 10.4172/2161-119X.1000172
Copyright: © 2014 Adil T, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use,distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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