Ingested foreign body

Case contributed by Dr Prashanth M N

Presentation

History of accidental swallowing of coin

Patient Data

Age: 3 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Rounded radio opacity seen at the level of thoracic inlet.

Bilateral lungs are clear. No associated atelectasis. 

Upper abdomen is unremarkable.

Case Discussion

Ingested foreign body (coin) in upper esophagus.

Ingested coins are seen en face in frontal radiograph while in trachea they are seen en face in lateral view. 

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