Ingested coin

Case contributed by Dr Subhan Iqbal

Presentation

Dysphagia and choking.

Patient Data

Age: 3 years
Gender: Female
X-ray

Round metallic foreign body projected over the supraclavicular region.

No pulmonary atelectasis bilaterally.

X-ray

Soft tissue neck radiograph confirms a foreign body (coin) in the esophagus.

Case Discussion

Both coronal and sagittal plane x-rays are equally important to localize a foreign body. A child can ingest anything including toys, rubbers, coins and buttons. 

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