Swallowed coin

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones

Presentation

Choking after playing with older sister. Unwitnessed.

Patient Data

Age: 2
Gender: Male
X-ray

Swallowed coin. The trachea is clearly demonstrated on the lateral film and is seen anterior to the coin which is in the oesophagus.

Case Discussion

A large metallic object (a coin) is demonstrated en face on the AP view and seen in the oesophagus on the lateral.

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Case information

rID: 27469
Case created: 3rd Feb 2014
Last edited: 13th Mar 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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