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

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

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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
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Esophagus
  • Foreign body
  • Neonate


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