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The fisherman's tale

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 07 June 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:1189

A Greek fisherman unintentionally fired a trident from a fishing gun into the right side of his neck. On arrival in the emergency department, he had (apart from the neck wound) fever, tachycardia, hypertension, and a tremor. Blood tests confirmed the clinical impression of a thyroid storm. He recovered after removal of the trident together with a subtotal right thyroidectomy.


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