An unusual oesophageal foreign body in neonate - case report

Pol J Radiol. 2010 Oct;75(4):58-60.


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.

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  • Case Reports