Foreign Content in the Throat

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Closeup, magnified examination finds barbecue brush bristle base of tongue: Series of 4 photos

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Pain in throat

Pain in throat (1 of 4)

While eating barbecued steak, this person felt a sharp pain deep in her throat. At this visit the next day, she continued to feel a sharp sensation, especially when swallowing. Note the faint dark line at the arrow.
abnormality in the throat

Closer view (2 of 4)

From a slightly closer vantage, the abnormality is seen better.
bristle in the throat

Bristle identified (3 of 4)

At even closer range, the bristle is identified.
bristle stuck in the esophagus

Bristle to be removed (4 of 4)

At this final view, the metallic nature of the foreign body and stuck-on carbonaceous debris can be appreciated. This bristle was removed with cup forceps through a channel scope in an office setting.