n South African Journal of Surgery - Trans-oral penetrating trauma to the neck : the innocuous pen cap and the value of CT Scan - case report

Volume 57 Number 3
  • ISSN : 0038-2361
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5151



Summary: A significant number of otorhinolaryngological emergency visits are caused by foreign bodies, and occasionally they can result in life-threatening injury. This report highlights the value of neck CT in the evaluation of suspected radiolucent foreign bodies penetrating the neck from the oral cavity. This guided the surgical approach to remove the foreign body safely without complication.

Loading full text...

Full text loading...


Article metrics loading...


This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error