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Year : 2003  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 42-43

No fishbone seen-repeat cervical spine x-ray

1 Associate Professor in Otolaryngology, King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia
2 Consultant ENT Surgeon, Qateef Central Hospital, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
FRCS Ezzat E Dawlatly
King Fahd Hospital of the University, P. O. Box: 40008 Al-Khobar 31952
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1319-8491.289565

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A rare case of a sheep’s metacarpal condyle impacted in the oesophagus is reported. The radiological appearance of a “duplicate seventh cervical vertebra” caused confusion due to an initial poor history of suspected fish bone ingestion. The timely arrival of the patient’s daughter saved the day.

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