Foreign body in esophagus

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Clinical picture of foreign body - fish bone in oesophagus.

Patient Data

Age: about 35 yrs
Gender: Male

Xray for soft tissue of neck - lateral view

About 18 mm long linear density is noted in in prevertebral soft tissue at C5, C6 level.

It is posterior to trachea. No abnormal air is noted locally. Loss of cervical lordosis is noted. Height of the vertebral bodies is normal.


An echogenic linear focus is noted in lumen of proximal oeophagus - Foreign body .

Thickening of osteophageal wall is noted in neck with hypervascularity.

No abnormal air is noted in perioesophageal region. 

Case Discussion

Findings suggestive of foreign body ( fish bone) in proximal esophagus.

Removed surgically after 1 hour of ultrasound.


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Case information

rID: 29229
Published: 11th May 2014
Last edited: 18th Dec 2015
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