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Subject: oral injury due to sharp food
Category: Health > Medicine
Asked by: ike9898-ga
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Posted: 03 Nov 2003 14:41 PST
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Question ID: 272278
I need an reference on injuries to the mouth (human or other mammal)
due to eating FOOD that is too sharp.  (NOT due to sharp foreign
objects in food, NOT due to putting non-edible objects in mouth).  An
example would be the inside of the mouth being cut by the sharp edge
of some fractured hard candy.  Or a dogs mouth being injured by eating
a dog chew that fractured with sharp edges.  Bonus for a really useful

Clarification of Question by ike9898-ga on 06 Nov 2003 07:44 PST
Small clarification-- I'm not interested in the mouth being injured by
bones; only by food that is supposed to be eaten, but simply has sharp
edges that laterate the mouth.  What I am mainly thinking of is food
that fractures to produce a sharp edge.
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: oral injury due to sharp food
From: amalik-ga on 03 Nov 2003 18:45 PST
Hope these articles prove useful.

1: JAMA. 1972 Aug 21;221(8):915-6. 		

Potato chip laceration of the throat.

Sonkin N.

PMID: 5068183 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Tokai J Exp Clin Med. 1992 Dec;17(5-6):195-7. 		

Two cases of oral-stings by sperm bag of squid.

Nagakura K, Nakano M, Kanamaru M.

Department of Infectious Diseases, Tokai University School of
Medicine, Kanagawa, Japan.

Two patients after eating raw squid complained of severe pain and
foreign body sensation in their oral cavity. On consultation of a
doctor, several small spindle-shaped stings stuck on the surface of
the tongue and mucous membrane of the oral cavity were found. After
all stings were pulled out, the pain was allayed and the wounds
eventually healed. The foreign bodies were tentatively determined to
be the sperm bag of Tadorodes pacificus. These cases suggest that
fresh squids should be carefully prepared before eating them raw or

PMID: 1343427 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Ann Emerg Med. 1983 Jul;12(7):455-7. 		

Corn chip laceration of the esophagus and evaluation of suspected
esophageal perforation.

Meislin H, Kobernick M.

Two patients presented to the emergency department within three months
with a laceration of the esophagus due to corn chip ingestion. Both
complained of odynophagia, and each was evaluated for suspected
perforation with confirming esophagrams. Both patients were treated
nonoperatively with full recovery.

PMID: 6881638 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Auris Nasus Larynx. 1997 Apr;24(2):207-9. 		

An unusual foreign body: a whole fish in the throat.

Vele DD, Dubey SP.

Department of ENT, Port Moresby General Hospital, Boroko, National
Capital District, Papua New Guinea.

A wide variety of foreign bodies lodging in the upper aerodigestive
tract are encountered in otolaryngological practice. These are mostly
associated with acute symptoms calling for prompt removal. We report a
case where a whole fish was accidentally lodged in the throat of a
17-year-old boy. The patient presented with severe respiratory and
swallowing difficulty. The fish was removed as an emergency procedure.

PMID: 9134145 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Aust N Z J Surg. 1969 Feb;38(3):231-8. 		

Fish-bone impaction of the throat.

Ahmed N.

PMID: 5251160 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE

Br Med J (Clin Res Ed). 1984 Aug 18;289(6442):424-5. 		

"I have a bone stuck in my throat".

Kirkham N, English R.

Any patient claiming to have swallowed a bone and to have it stuck in
his throat should be believed. The bone will probably not show in a
lateral radiograph of the neck. The bone must be looked for and
removed: otherwise the patient may die of septic complications.

PMID: 6432128 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

J Laryngol Otol. 2003 Jul;117(7):568-9. 		

Fish bone as a foreign body.

Kumar M, Joseph G, Kumar S, Clayton M.

Department of Otolaryngology, Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport, UK.

Fish bones are one of the most common foreign bodies in the upper
aero-digestive tract. The use of plain X-ray in identifying fish bones
has questionable value. We believe that the knowledge of the type of
the fish ingested improves the diagnostic value of the neck X-rays.
This study was designed to evaluate the relative radio-densities of
the bones of commonly eaten fish in the UK. Twenty-three species of
fish were studied and their bones were grouped into three depending
upon their ratio-densities. This information is expected to be useful
in identifying fish bones while reading plain radiography.

J Accid Emerg Med. 1995 Dec;12(4):303. 		

Removal of fish bones from the throat.

Nathan B, Premachandran S, Hashemi K.

Accident and Emergency Department, Mayday University Hospital,
Croydon, Surrey, UK.

PMID: 8775968 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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