The Use Of Image Intensifier To Aid The Removal Of Impacted Fish Bone In The Tongue

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The Use Of Image Intensifier To Aid The Removal Of Impacted Fish Bone In The Tongue

A R Roslan, R Ramli: The Use Of Image Intensifier To Aid The Removal Of Impacted Fish Bone In The Tongue. Mal. J. Oral Maxillofax. Surg. 2006: 4: 30–32.

Abstract: Impaction of fish bones in the upper digestive tract often leads to devastating effect. In a society where fish is part of a staple diet, fish bone impaction commonly occurs, especially when the fish is not filleted before cooking. Detection and localisation of the foreign body may present as a clinical as well as radiographic challenge to the clinician. We present here a case of fish bone embedded in the tongue, which was detected using a stereotactic method. The fishbone was successfully removed under general anaesthesia. The patient remained well on further follow up. It can be concluded that the image intensifier is useful as an aid to locate deeply buried fish bones as well as other foreign body in the oral cavity.