Background: Foreign bodies in the esophagus in children are usually swallowed accidentally during play. An oesophageal foreign body in neonate is rare and thus the diagnostic work-up may be difficult.
Case report: We present a case of an 8-day-old baby with symptoms of oesophageal obstruction. An unusual foreign body was found.
Conclusions: Foreign bodies in neonate's esophagus are rare; non-accidental action should be suspected. Atypical clinical and radiological symptoms may cause diagnostic difficulties.
Keywords: foreign body; neonate; non-accidental injury; oesophagus.