Research Article

"I have a bone stuck in my throat".

Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1984; 289 doi: (Published 18 August 1984) Cite this as: Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1984;289:424
  1. N Kirkham,
  2. 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.