Ingested foreign body: coin in oesophagus

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Swallowed coin in oesophagus.

Case Discussion

Note the transverse orientation, a foreign body in the trachea is more likely to have an AP orientation and will probably also result in symptoms +/- pulmonary changes (e.g. atelectasis)

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Case information

rID: 8285
Case created: 22nd Jan 2010
Last edited: 25th Nov 2015
Systems: Chest, Paediatrics
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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