Ingested foreign body - coin in esophagus

Case contributed by Frank Gaillard

Patient Data

Age: 3 years
Gender: Male

Frontal and lateral x-rays demonstrate an ingested coin lying in the esophagus.

Case Discussion

Swallowed coin in the esophagus in a 3-year-old child. 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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