Management of an Unusual Tracheoesophageal Party Wall Foreign Body

Raja, Kalaiarasi and Venkatesan, Sithananda-Kumar and Ganesan, Sivaraman and Alexander, Arun (2019) Management of an Unusual Tracheoesophageal Party Wall Foreign Body. Iranian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology, 31 (1). pp. 65-68.

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Introduction: Penetration injury to the neck constitutes 5–10 of all trauma cases. Penetration of a foreign body into the trachea with subsequent impaction into the tracheoesophageal party wall is extremely rare. We present a patient with an unusual penetrating injury of the neck caused by a metallic foreign body embedded into the tracheoesophageal party wall, and its management. Case Report: A 35-year-old male presented to the emergency department with a history of accidental penetrating injury on his neck, with severe pain and bleeding from the wound entry site. On neck examination, there was an open wound, 0.5 × 0.5 cm in size, in the lower-third anterior aspect of the neck with surrounding neck swelling and tenderness. Computed tomography showed a radio-dense foreign body lodged in the tracheoesophageal party wall at the level of the second and third tracheal rings, which was removed successfully. Conclusion: Impacted foreign body following a penetrating wound in the neck needs considerable assessment and appropriate management.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WV Otolaryngology
Divisions: Journals > Iranian J Otorhinolaryngology
Depositing User: ijo ijo
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2019 04:58
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2019 04:58

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