Oesophageal foreign body

Case contributed by Dr Shailaja Muniraj


Excessive crying. Mother gives history of metallic clip ingestion.

Patient Data

Age: 2 years
Gender: Female

There is a well defined, sharp edged radiodense focus noted at the level of T6/7 level.

Lateral view confirms distal thoracic esophageal location.

No features of perforation.


Post endoscopic removal showed a metallic clip. Esophageal mucosa showed minimal inflammation.

Picture courtesy : Dr Robert Anthony Charles

Case Discussion

Foreign body ingestion is frequent in the pediatric population.

Imaging is crucial to identify the anatomic location, number of foreign bodies and to look for potential complications.

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Case information

rID: 49086
Published: 9th Nov 2016
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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