Oesophageal knife foreign body

Case contributed by Dr Craig Hacking


Mental health patient, swallowed dining implement.

Patient Data

Age: 25-30
Gender: Female
Modality: X-ray

A metallic knife foreign body is projected over the midline within the esophagus. A lateral projection was not performed. No mediastinal free gas or pneumothorax.

Case Discussion

Endoscopy retrieved the piece of cutlery which has been reunited with the fork and spoon.

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Case Information

rID: 46671
Case created: 13th Jul 2016
Last edited: 13th Jul 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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