Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging

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: 2011  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 63--68

Pictorial essay: Complications of a swallowed fish bone


Girish Bathla, Lynette LS Teo, Sunita Dhanda 
 Department of Diagnostic Imaging, National University Hospital 5, Lower Kent Ridge Road, Singapore

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Lynette LS Teo
Department of Diagnostic Imaging, NUHS, 5, Lower Kent Ridge Road - 119 074
Singapore

Unintentional ingestion of a fishbone (FB) is common, especially in populations with a high consumption of seafood. In most instances, the ingested FB passes uneventfully through the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, usually within a week. However, in certain cases, the FB may become impacted and lead to complications. Awareness of these complications is important as patients usually present with nonspecific symptoms and could be unaware of having ingested an FB.


How to cite this article:
Bathla G, Teo LL, Dhanda S. Pictorial essay: Complications of a swallowed fish bone.Indian J Radiol Imaging 2011;21:63-68


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Bathla G, Teo LL, Dhanda S. Pictorial essay: Complications of a swallowed fish bone. Indian J Radiol Imaging [serial online] 2011 [cited 2020 Jul 14 ];21:63-68
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