Swallowed mussel shell
Sudden onset of pain while eating a shellfish pasta dish. Still able to swallow solids and liquids, but ongoing discomfort ? foreign body
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Density in the soft tissues anterior to the C6 vertebral body. Sharp contour, suspicious for shell fragment. Some associated soft tissue swelling.
In theater, a lodged fragment of mussel shell was confirmed and removed with ease. No immediate or long term complications.