Large piece of terracotta foreign body embedded in the submandibular region for two years

Authors

  • Ankur Mukherjee RMO cum Clinical Tutor, Department of Otolaryngology, College of Medicine & JNM Hospital, Kalyani, Nadia.
  • Indranil Sen Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, R.G. Kar Medical College & Hospital, Kolkata
  • Sirshak Dutta Junior Resident, Department of Otolaryngology, R.G. Kar Medical College & Hospital, Kolkata
  • Ramanuj Sinha Professor & HOD, Department of Otolaryngology, R.G. Kar Medical College & Hospital, Kolkata,

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bjo.v18i2.12026

Keywords:

Foreign body, neck, terracotta

Abstract

An unusual case of a large piece of terracotta accidentally lodged in the neck and subsequently removed by operation 2 years later is reported. The novelty of this case lies in the facts that 1) a large terracotta foreign body lodged in the neck almost unnoticed for more than 2 years 2) route of entry of the foreign body to neck tissues was not by the more common route of perforation of aero-digestive tract from inside but piercing the neck from outside 3) the 2.5 cm object migrated to another site from apparent site of entry and 4) it was asymptomatic for 2 years despite being close to vital structures other than an inconspicuous cosmetic deformity.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/bjo.v18i2.12026

Bangladesh J Otorhinolaryngol 2012; 18(2): 219-221

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Published

2012-11-24

How to Cite

Mukherjee, A., Sen, I., Dutta, S., & Sinha, R. (2012). Large piece of terracotta foreign body embedded in the submandibular region for two years. Bangladesh Journal of Otorhinolaryngology, 18(2), 219–221. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjo.v18i2.12026

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Case Reports