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June 1972

Cervical Spine OsteomyelitisSecondary to a Foreign Body in the Hypopharynx

Arch Otolaryngol. 1972;95(6):578-580. doi:10.1001/archotol.1972.00770080868014

Foreign bodies of the hypopharynx may result in serious complications several weeks after their removal. Persistent symptoms should alert the physician to continuing infection. Osteomyelitis of the cervical spine has been seen as a complication of a foreign body in the hypopharynx which had penetrated the posterior pharyngeal wall.