Swallowed foreign body (power plug)

Case contributed by Dr Craig Hacking


Mild airway compromise after swallowing a power cord.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Female

The power cord and plug is projected over the mouth / oropharynx. A lateral projection is required to further define its exact location.

The lungs are clear. No pneumothorax or pleural effusion. Cardiomediastinal contours are within normal limits.

Case Discussion

This patient had a long Hx of swallowing various foreign bodies and mental illness. The plug needed to be removed in the emergency department by the ENT surgeons.

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Case information

rID: 56031
Case created: 6th Oct 2017
Last edited: 8th Oct 2017
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included