Esophageal foreign body

Case contributed by Dr Colin-John Perrins

Presentation

Presented to the ED with chest pain on swallowing after swallowing a 20-cent piece. The evening before he had been playing a drinking game called "quarters" which involved bouncing a coin into the opponent's cup.

Patient Data

Age: 18 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Metal density foreign body (coin) projected over esophagus at level of T5. The coin is lodged at an oblique angle.

Case Discussion

This mid-esophageal foreign body required admission for gastroscopy.

PlayAdd to Share

Case information

rID: 58025
Published: 27th Jan 2018
Last edited: 16th Sep 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

Updating… Please wait.

 Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

 Thank you for updating your details.