Thyroid gland cutaneous fistula secondary to a migratory fish bone: a case report Full Text
Journal of Medical Case Reports, 06/04/2012
Ohbuchi T et al. – A 56–year–old Japanese woman presented with a two–month history of a painless cutaneous fistula in her anterior neck with pus discharge. Endoscopic examinations showed no abnormality, but computed tomography revealed a bone–density needle–shaped foreign body sticking out anteroinferior from the esophagus wall, penetrating through her left thyroid lobe and extending nearly to the anterior cervical skin. The authors should be aware that fish bone foreign bodies may migrate out of the upper digestive tract and lodge in the thyroid gland.