Emergency Medicine: Open Access

Emergency Medicine: Open Access
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Ivan Chua SY

Ivan Chua SY
Singapore General Hospital,

  • Case Report
    Is That an Oesophageal Foreign Body I See?
    Author(s): Ivan Chua SY and Ponampalam RIvan Chua SY and Ponampalam R

    The presence of an oesophageal foreign body is a medical emergency requiring urgent evaluation and treatment and in cases with complications such as migration of foreign body or oesophageal perforation, surgical intervention may be necessary. We present a case of a 23 year old Chinese female with no significant past medical history who presented to the emergency department with central chest discomfort for a week. She had throat discomfort prior which started after she accidentally swallowed a small piece of cockle shell while eating. CXR and lateral neck X-ray were done which did not reveal any abnormalities. A referral was made to the ENT team to rule out the possibility of a foreign body, and a nasoendoscopy was performed which did not reveal any abnormalities. In view of her persistent symptoms, a CT chest was performed which revealed a curvilinear radio dense opacity at the aorto.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2165-7548.1000316

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