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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 66-68

Unexpected foreign body in the neck: A case report


Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, KLE Dental College and Hospital and Research Centre, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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Anubhav Jannu
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, KLE Dental College and Hospital and Research Centre, Bengaluru, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/ijssr.ijssr_3_17

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Foreign bodies may be deposited, ingested, or inserted in the head and neck region by a traumatic or iatrogenic injury. The penetrating foreign body in the neck has a specific apprehension because of the constellations of vital structures in the neck. We report a 30-year-old male patient who presented with a mass in the neck. Radiographic examination revealed a sharp no. 11 surgical blade in the left side of the neck. He was unaware of the foreign body in his neck and was asymptomatic. The blade was surgically removed followed by primary closure under general anesthesia. The patient recovered well without any complication. The importance of this article is the presence of a surgical blade in the neck which has never been mentioned in the literature so far and the surgical technique in which it was removed followed by the postoperative care.


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