Migrating Fish Bones

Migrating Fish Bones
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A rare complication of fish consumption.

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Woman walks into an emergency room, complaining of a sore throat after eating fish the previous morning. On exam, she has a lump in her neck. So they take a scalpel, slice it open, and what pops out but a fish bone! A migrating fish bone, presenting as an acute onset of a neck lump.

It went out her throat, next to her voice box, into her neck, and just barely missed her carotid artery—in which case she would have probably bled to death. But, thankfully, it missed the artery, and after five days in the hospital, she was all better.

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Below is an approximation of this video’s audio content. To see any graphs, charts, graphics, images, and quotes to which Dr. Greger may be referring, watch the above video.

Woman walks into an emergency room, complaining of a sore throat after eating fish the previous morning. On exam, she has a lump in her neck. So they take a scalpel, slice it open, and what pops out but a fish bone! A migrating fish bone, presenting as an acute onset of a neck lump.

It went out her throat, next to her voice box, into her neck, and just barely missed her carotid artery—in which case she would have probably bled to death. But, thankfully, it missed the artery, and after five days in the hospital, she was all better.

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Doctor's Note

There are other health risks associated with eating fish. Check out these videos to learn more:
Food Sources of Flame-Retardant Chemicals
Food Sources of Perfluorochemicals
Fish & Diabetes
Diabetes & Dioxins
Pollutants in Salmon & Our Own Fat
Dioxins in U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish
Dietary Pollutants May Affect Testosterone Levels

And check out my other videos on fish

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  1. Dr. Greger, I appreciate all you do with your informative video presentations, but I truly don’t get the point of this one. But keep up the good work.

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