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Fish bones in the throat.
  1. L C Knight,
  2. T H Lesser
  1. Department of Accident and Emergency, Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport, Wales.


    Patients presenting with sharp pain in their throat after eating fish were studied to determine the site and frequency of impacted fish bones. In 79% no fish bone was demonstrated despite careful follow up. In those proven to have a fish bone 93% were in the oropharynx. The role of X-rays and the indications for referral for endoscopy are discussed.

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