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Nothing fishy about this bone
  1. Muhammad Irfan Farooque,
  2. Erin Devlin
  1. Emergency Department, Altnagelvin Area Hospital, Londonderry, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Muhammad Irfan Farooque, Postal Address: Beeches No.2. Altnagelvin Area Hospital, Londonderry, Northern Ireland BT476SB, UK; irfan_alley{at}

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Clinical introduction

A 64-year-old woman presented to the Emergency Department with the sensation of something ‘stuck in her throat’. She states she was eating fish and could now feel something to the right side of the throat. There was no evidence of airway compromise, shortness of breath, cough, retrosternal chest pain and swallowing was not affected. A soft tissue neck X-ray is organised for her (figure 1).

Figure 1

Soft tissue neck X-ray. R; right side of …

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  • Contributors I was involved in conceiving the article, doing literature search, gaining consent, obtaining and editing images and submission of article. ED was involved in cross-referencing, finalising the article draft and proof reading.

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