Radiograph showing the soft tissues of the neck: lateral viewBMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f6186 (Published 16 October 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6186
- A Senior, foundation year 1 doctor,
- J Douglas, core trainee, year 1,
- C Hari, consultant head and neck surgeon
- 1ENT Department, Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust, Shrewsbury, UK
Name the areas labelled A-F that are important when looking at a radiograph in a patient with suspected ingestion of a foreign body⇓.
A: Epiglottis. Composed of fibrocartilage, it projects obliquely behind the base of the tongue, in front of the entrance to the larynx. The space between the base of …