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Online J Otolaryngol. 2015; 5(1): 23-27


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Joyce Pascal Rozario, S Vishak, Mahesh Bhatt, George Pinto.

Abstract
Foreign bodies in air and food passages are the sixth most common cause of
accidental death in United States. Although foreign body ingestion is
common in pediatric population, its occurrence is rare in adults except in
edentulous, intoxicated, psychiatric or patients with esophageal abnormality.
Sharp foreign bodies in esophagus prove to be fatal unless intervened by
timely and experienced intervention. We report an interesting case of an
eight day old foreign body (open safety pin) perforating the esophagus which
was successfully removed by rigid esophagoscopy thus avoiding invasive
surgery.

Key words: Foreign body food passage, oesophagoscopy, FB oesophagus



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