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Esophageal knife foreign body

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Craig Hacking


Mental health patient, swallowed dining implement.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Female

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
Published: 13th Jul 2016
Last edited: 31st Dec 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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