Chronic retained esophageal foreign body: a case report


  • Gurpreet Singh Chhabra Department of Pediatrics, Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Amritsar, Punjab, India
  • Anumeet Singh Grover Department of Gastroenterology, KEM hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Gagandeep Kaur Department of Pediatrics, Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Amritsar, Punjab, India



Cough, Foreign body, Esophagus, Endoscopy


Chronic esophageal foreign bodies (CEFB) are associated with a high incidence of morbidity and mortality in adults. However, the presentation, management and outcome of chronic esophageal foreign bodies in children are not well described. Seventy-six percent of patients presented with a primary complaint of respiratory symptoms, with respiratory distress being the most common followed by asthmatic symptoms and cough. Twenty-two percent of patients had primarily gastrointestinal symptoms including nausea, vomiting and dysphagia. We present a case report of 2year 6month old male with 3 months history of cough and vomiting later diagnosed to be a case of upper esophageal foreign body impaction.


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