Transient ischaemic attack caused by an ingested stingray barb

Desmond C C Gan*, Ravi L. Huilgol, Mark J. Westcott

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A 76-year-old woman reported a fishbone stuck in her throat, but no foreign body was identified. Eight weeks later, she experienced a transient ischaemic attack, and a stingray barb was subsequently removed from the right common carotid artery. To our knowledge, this is the first report of the migration of an ingested stingray barb.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)668-669
Number of pages2
JournalMedical Journal of Australia
Issue number11-12
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2008


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