Migrating foreign body of the neck as a cause of recurrent febrile lymphadenopathy

Lorenzo Pignataro, Margherita Laguardia, Susanna Esposito, Samantha Bosis, Sara Torretta, Nicola Principi, Pasquale Capaccio

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A 15-year-old girl was referred to our Pediatric Emergency Unit because of recurrent fever associated with a painful right laterocervical mass over the previous four months, which was unresponsive to various antimicrobial therapies. During surgery, performed to obtain a biopsy, an unexpected vegetable thin fibre, about 1.2 cm long, was found among the laterocervical lymph nodes. The patient subsequently experienced complete clinical remission and told us that about one month before the development of symptoms she had felt a punctory sensation in the floor of her mouth after she had been playing with a blade of grass between her lips.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-172
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology Extra
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2009


  • Cervical lymphadenopathy
  • Foreign body
  • Migration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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