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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 191-195

Managing a wooden foreign body in the neck


1 Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, B P Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal
2 Department of Internal Medicine, B P Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal

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Rakesh Kumar Singh
Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, B P Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan
Nepal
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-2700.55340

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An interesting case is presented of a wooden foreign body in the neck entering through the right lower vestibule of the mouth. The foreign body traveled subcutaneously in the neck and got stuck in the clavicle, without damaging any vital structures. In this case, the authors highlight the mode of entry of the foreign body, the peculiarity of the wooden foreign body, the management protocol and the outcomes of the penetrating neck injury by the wooden stick.


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