Esophageal Foreign Body in a Neonate: An Unusual Age of Presentation

  • H Singh Senior Resident (Paediatrics), Department of Paediatrics, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi
  • B Dhingra Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi
  • D Yadav Senior Resident (Paediatrics), Department of Paediatrics, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi
  • V Aggarwal Senior Resident (Paediatrics), Department of Paediatrics, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi
Keywords: Esophagus, Foreign body, Neonate

Abstract

Ingestion of foreign bodies in neonates is very rare and can be life threatening. We describe a 20 days old neonate presented with vomiting, drooling of saliva and poor feeding tolerance. Chest radiograph showed a metallic foreign body in superior mediastinum. Foreign body was removed by rigid oesophagoscopy. The case describes the unusual age of presentation of foreign body and options available to remove these foreign bodies in neonates.

Key words: Esophagus; Foreign body; Neonate

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/jnps.v32i1.5306  

J. Nepal Paediatr. Soc. Vol.32(1) 2012 79-80

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2012-02-29
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Singh, H., Dhingra, B., Yadav, D., & Aggarwal, V. (2012). Esophageal Foreign Body in a Neonate: An Unusual Age of Presentation. Journal of Nepal Paediatric Society, 32(1), 79-80. https://doi.org/10.3126/jnps.v32i1.5306
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Brief Reports/Case Reports/Case Series