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VOLUME 21 , ISSUE 7 ( 2017 ) > List of Articles


Uncommon Presentation of an Unusual Foreign Body

Jayalaxmi S. Aihole, Pragalath Kumar

Keywords : Esophagus, foreign body, pharynx

Citation Information : Aihole JS, Kumar P. Uncommon Presentation of an Unusual Foreign Body. Indian J Crit Care Med 2017; 21 (7):460-462.

DOI: 10.4103/ijccm.IJCCM_436_16

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-07-2018

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; The Author(s).


Esophageal foreign bodies (FBs) are common and can be the serious cause of morbidity and mortality in children. One-third of FBs, retained in the gastrointestinal tract, are found in the esophagus. Their management depends on the anatomical location, shape, size, and the duration of impaction. In children, unwitnessed esophageal FBs can present with respiratory symptoms such as stridor. Therefore, a high index of suspicion is generally required to avoid significant morbidity and mortality. We are reporting an unusual FB with unusual symptoms in a 2-year-old female child.

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