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

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Presentation, pp.1-4, 2019

  • Publication Type: Other Publication / Presentation
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-4
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


In the presence of an unhealed granulation tissue–likewound, 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 2½-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.