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Subcutaneous emphysema after ingestion of a pencil
  1. C E Counsilman,
  2. M F van Velzen
  1. Princess Amalia Children's Clinic, Isala Clinics, Zwolle, The Netherlands
  1. Correspondence to M F van Velzen, Meander Medisch Centrum, Postbus 1502, 3800 BM Amersfoort, The Netherlands; mf.van.velzen{at}

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A 10-month-old boy presented with swelling of the neck several hours after his brother had put a small pencil in his mouth (figure 1). His mother retrieved the pencil from the back of his mouth and …

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