EFFECTIVE REMOVAL OF A PEDIATRIC EMBEDDED ESOPHAGEAL FOREIGN BODY

Authors: Amanda Munoz, MD; Ian Vannix, BA; Victoria Pepper, MD; Joanne Baerg, MD

OVERVIEW:

A three-year old girl had an unwitnessed ingestion of a radiolucent foreign body that became embedded in the esophagus with formation of a symptomatic stricture. The foreign body was not visible on initial chest radiograph or at flexible endoscopy.  Pediatric surgery was consulted for removal.

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