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August 1978

Rupture of the Carotid Artery From a Hypopharyngeal Foreign Body

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)