Foreign body in the esophagus

Case contributed by Abimbola Sojimi
Diagnosis certain


Patient swallowed a thumb tack

Patient Data

Age: 7 years
Gender: Female

Metallic dense foreign body (thumbtack) seen in the upper esophagus.

Case Discussion

This was a case of a foreign body (thumbtack) accidentally swallowed by a 7-year-old girl.

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