Ingested foreign body: bottle cap

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

Presentation

Trouble opening beer bottle.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Bottle cap in the oesophagus at the level of thoracic inlet. No soft tissue gas. 

Case Discussion

This case illustrates one of tne of the hazards of ripping a beer bottle top off with your teeth. 

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Case information

rID: 47400
Case created: 15th Aug 2016
Last edited: 8th Aug 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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