Carotid sheath-like foreign body in the neck

Emin Karaman, Yusuf Hacizade, Huseyin Isildak, Ayaz Agayev, Hasan Mercan, Yalcin Alimoglu, Nazim Korkut

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In otolaryngology practice, we see young children who have inserted a foreign body (FB), which is usually found at home, into their ears or nose. Uncommon complications of an ingested FB are penetration and migration into the neck. Interestingly, among such FBs, sharp fish bones are the most commonly observed in Turkey. In our patient, the FB caused deep neck infection because of FB reaction. In our patient, we could not find any clue of a FB during examination. We were able to see the FB by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Interestingly, the FB looked like a carotid sheath on the MR image.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1296-1298
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Craniofacial Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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