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Lateral Neck Radiographs Very Accurate at Identifying Foreign Bodies


Background: Ingested foreign bodies (FBs), including impacted boluses of food, can be seen in children or in adults, particularly elderly. The location may vary based on what is ingested, and the type of material ingested varies by age. Objective: To describe imaging appearances of FBs on lateral neck radiography (LNR) and common pitfalls. Imaging: Radiographs are often the first study ordered for suspected FB ingestion, and are very accurate. Imaging technique should include posit more...
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