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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2013, Article ID 604687, 2 pages
Case Report

Accidental Entry of Fish into Throat While Bathing in a Pond

Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head-Neck Surgery, JIPMER, Puducherry 605006, India

Received 4 August 2013; Revised 3 October 2013; Accepted 18 October 2013

Academic Editor: Gerd J. Ridder

Copyright © 2013 Pradipta Kumar Parida and Gopalakrishnan Surianarayanan. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


While fish bones are common foreign bodies in the throat, a whole live fish in the pharynx is very rare. We report a case where a whole fish accidentally entered the throat of a 52-year-old male, where it became lodged causing throat pain and dysphagia. The fish was removed as an emergency procedure.