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Incidental Quiescent Metallic Foreign Body in a Case of Penetrating Neck Injury

Vishal Sharma, Peeyush Verma, Gurleen Gill, Amanjeet Singh

Keywords : Aerodigestive tract, Anterior neck injury, Buccal space, Button battery, Case report, Computed tomography scan, Foreign body, Forgotten foreign body, Neck, Metal, Penetrating

Citation Information : Sharma V, Verma P, Gill G, Singh A. Incidental Quiescent Metallic Foreign Body in a Case of Penetrating Neck Injury. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Clin 2024; 16 (1):52-54.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10003-1488

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 11-04-2024

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2024; The Author(s).


Penetrating foreign bodies in the neck due to occupational injury may cause life-threatening complications, hence their urgent removal by neck exploration is incumbent. Finding this foreign body in the operative field may sometimes be arduous and demanding for the surgeon. We present a case of a metallic foreign body embedded into the scalene muscles of the neck and share our experience with a relevant review of the literature. Alongside this penetrating foreign body in the neck, what captivates our attention is a dormant foreign body lying in the buccal region for decades which did not demand any removal.

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