Foreign Body Reaction Due to a Forgotten Rubber Band on the Neck of a Toddler Girl.

Yetim A., Aygüler E., Özçetin M. , Bayramoğlu Z. , Hançerli T. , Çelik M., ...More

Pediatric emergency care, vol.37, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/pec.0000000000001702
  • Title of Journal : Pediatric emergency care
  • Keywords: child abuse and neglect, circumferential scar, foreign body, neck, rubber band


In the presence of an unhealed granulation tissue-like wound, a possibility of abuse and neglect along with a foreign body should come to mind. However, it may be difficult to recognize a foreign body in patients with atypical clinical presentations. We demonstrated delayed diagnosis of a rubber band embedded into subcutaneous tissue in a 21/2-year-old girl who presented with a circumferential scar with 2 granulation tissue-like wounds on her neck due to a foreign body reaction developed over years. With this rare case presentation, we remind the possibility of abuse/neglect along with foreign bodies in neck lesions of children.