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November 1951

CALCIFIED CERVICAL NODE MASQUERADING AS FOREIGN BODY

Author Affiliations

DAVENPORT, IOWA

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1951;54(5):550-552. doi:10.1001/archotol.1951.03750110086013

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Abstract

A CALCIFIED cervical lymph node is a frequent enough finding that a roentgenologist, seeing one on a film of the neck, may seem surprised that an otolaryngologist does not recognize it immediately. However, it seems that one may confuse it with a foreign body in the trachea or the esophagus, and it may be of value to report a case to bring this entity to general attention.

REPORT OF A CASE  On Dec. 4, 1950, P. B., a 51-year-old white man, who gave a history of having eaten pork that afternoon and having swallowed a bone, was examined. An anteroposterior roentgenogram taken at that time showed an object which appeared to be a bone. Examination otherwise showed abnormal findings. He was admitted to the hospital on Dec. 5, and an esophagoscopy was done. In the cricopharyngeal region, a whitish area was seen and an attempt made to grasp it, but

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