Removal of a bristle from a child's tongue base using intraoperative fluoroscopy

Sunny S. Park, Michele M. Carr

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We present an unusual case of a metallic barbecue brush bristle embedded in the oropharyngeal tissues of a healthy 11-year-old girl. The case is interesting because the foreign body was extremely tiny but very symptomatic, and required a specific intraoperative technique for removal. To date, this is the first reported case using intraoperative fluoroscopy radiography for the removal of a foreign body in the oropharynx of a pediatric patient. Current methods of removal and a protocol for successful removal are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)282-285
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology Extra
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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