Esophageal foreign body in a neonate: An unusual age of presentation

H. Singh, B. Dhingra, D. Yadav, V. Aggarwal

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Abstract

Ingestion of foreign bodies in neonates is very rare and can be life threatening. We describe a 20 days old eonate presented with vomiting, drooling of saliva and poor feeding tolerance. Chest radiograph showed a metallic foreign body in superior mediastinum. Foreign body was removed by rigid oesophagoscopy. The case describes the unusual age of presentation of foreign body and options available to remove these foreign bodies in neonates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)79-80
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Nepal Paediatric Society
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Esophagus
  • Foreign body
  • Neonate

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