"I have a bone stuck in my throat".Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1984; 289 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.289.6442.424 (Published 18 August 1984) Cite this as: Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1984;289:424
- N Kirkham,
- R English
Any patient claiming to have swallowed a bone and to have it stuck in his throat should be believed. The bone will probably not show in a lateral radiograph of the neck. The bone must be looked for and removed: otherwise the patient may die of septic complications.