19 September 2011

Fishbone in Larynx

Unenhanced CT showing large (about 30mm) fishbone dorsally in the larynx. It is located supraglottic. Its oblique trajectory can be seen in the coronary plane. Hyperdense opacity of the fishbone allows for good depiction with CT. There is also surrounding edema around this foreign body. Initial laryngoscopy failed to reveal the fishbone as it was deeply sunk in soft tissues.