Ingested foreign body

Case contributed by Dr Yen Huynh

Presentation

Swallowed $2 coin 24 hours ago. Not tolerating solids. ?Location, not able to describe.

Patient Data

Age: 3 years
Gender: Female
X-ray

Rounded metallic opacity projecting within the upper mid thorax, likely corresponds to the stated ingested foreign body within the upper-mid esophagus.

The lungs and pleural spaces are clear.  Bowel gas pattern is unremarkable.

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Case information

rID: 60287
Published: 1st Aug 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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