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A stitch in time: unrecognized retained foreign bodies after a needlefish injury

Lau, Colleen; Sweet, Mark; Weinstein, Philip

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We present a case report of a traveller injured by a needlefish in the Caribbean. The needlefish leapt from the ocean and struck the traveller’s face at high speed, causing a seemingly superficial puncture wound on his nose. Later, it became apparent that multiple fish bones had broken off and lodged in his nasal cavity, very narrowly missing his cribriform plate. Some bones were discharged spontaneously through his nose over the next 3 months, and one required surgical removal. Our report...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorLau, Colleen
dc.contributor.authorSweet, Mark
dc.contributor.authorWeinstein, Philip
dc.date.accessioned2021-05-04T00:15:51Z
dc.identifier.issn1195-1982
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/231410
dc.description.abstractWe present a case report of a traveller injured by a needlefish in the Caribbean. The needlefish leapt from the ocean and struck the traveller’s face at high speed, causing a seemingly superficial puncture wound on his nose. Later, it became apparent that multiple fish bones had broken off and lodged in his nasal cavity, very narrowly missing his cribriform plate. Some bones were discharged spontaneously through his nose over the next 3 months, and one required surgical removal. Our report highlights the importance of urgent radiological examination in patients injured by needlefish, even if the external wound appears insignificant.
dc.description.sponsorshipCLL is supported by an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Fellowship (1109035).
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherOxford University Press
dc.rights© International Society of Travel Medicine, 2016. Published by Oxford University Press
dc.sourceJournal of Travel Medicine
dc.subjectNeedlefish
dc.subjectinjury
dc.subjectmarine injury
dc.subjectCaribbean
dc.titleA stitch in time: unrecognized retained foreign bodies after a needlefish injury
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume24
dc.date.issued2017
local.identifier.absfor111706 - Epidemiology
local.identifier.ariespublicationu5684624xPUB156
local.publisher.urlhttp://jtm.oxfordjournals.org/
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationLau, Colleen, College of Health and Medicine, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationSweet, Mark, Travel Medicine Alliance Clinics
local.contributor.affiliationWeinstein, Philip, University of Adelaide
local.description.embargo2099-12-31
dc.relationhttp://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/1109035
local.bibliographicCitation.issue2
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage1
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage3
local.identifier.doi10.1093/jtm/taw092
dc.date.updated2020-11-23T10:08:26Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-85028656508
local.identifier.thomsonID000398058800002
CollectionsANU Research Publications

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