2003 Volume 96 Issue 7 Pages 615-618
We described a rare case of fish bone foreign body which pierced the pharynx and stuck in the deep cervical fascia.
A 62-year-old male suffered from a sore throat after he swallowed fish, and a foreign body in the pharynx was suggested. Under routine fiberscopic examination, however, no fish bone was detected, so the patient was prescribed antibiotics, and sore throat disappeared. Because swelling of the pharynx persisted for six days, CT examination was carried out and the foreign body was found at the posterior part of the pharynx.
By extra-cervical incision, the foreign body was found penetrating the retropharyngeal space, stuck in the deep cervical fascia.