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August 1978

Rupture of the Carotid Artery From a Hypopharyngeal Foreign Body

Author Affiliations

From the Sections of Otolaryngology (Dr Bass), Pediatrics (Dr Hurshman), and General Surgery (Dr Winkler), Department of Surgery, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and St John's Hospital, Springfield, Ill (Drs Bass, Hurshman, and Winkler).

Arch Otolaryngol. 1978;104(8):471-472. doi:10.1001/archotol.1978.00790080053015

• A 16-year-old boy ruptured his common carotid artery after ingestion of an open safety pin. This unusual occurrence is presented, along with a review of the literature and recommendations for proximal and distal ligation of the involved artery.

(Arch Otolaryngol 104:471-472, 1978)

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