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Esophageal fish bone migration induced thyroid abscess: case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  20434801     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
A thyroid abscess is a rare condition, and it is so infrequently encountered. A migrated fish bone is a rare otolaryngologic emergency indicated when the foreign body penetrates through the esophageal mucosa into the thyroid gland space of the neck after several weeks of swallowing. We present the case of a 50-year-old woman who had fever and anterior neck painful mass. An intrathyroid abscess was diagnosed; and she underwent thyrotomy with transcervical approach. A foreign body, which proved to be a fish bone and which fortunately did not cause any adverse effects, was removed.
Ching Yuan Chen; Jyh Ping Peng
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-04-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of otolaryngology     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1532-818X     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Otolaryngol     Publication Date:    2011 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8000029     Medline TA:  Am J Otolaryngol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  253-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Crown Copyright © 2011. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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