Esophageal Foreign Body: A Case Report of a Refractory Croup in a 20-Month-Old Boy

Document Type: Case Report

Authors

Otorhinolaryngology Research Centre, Gilan University of Medical Sciences, Amir-almomenin Hospital, Rasht, Iran.

Abstract

Introduction:
Foreign body ingestion is common among children and more common in boys and in children under the age of 3. It can present with a wide variety of symptoms like dysphagia and drooling or symptoms related to the upper aerodigestive tract.
 
Case Report:
A 20-month-old male presented with refractory croup and poor feeding since 2 weeks. Bronchoscopy and esophagoscopy was performed due to suspicious history of eating loquat. The core of the fruit was found in the esophagus.
 
Conclusion: 
Physicians should be aware of the variability of esophageal foreign body presentations to prevent serious complications due to delay in diagnosis.
 

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