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Growth retardation due to undiagnosed foreign body oesophagus

  • Sumanta Kumar Dutta
  • S. N. Ghosh
  • D. M. Munsi
  • P. S. Giri
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Abstract

Foreign body oesophagus, specially, coin is not very uncommon in children. But an undiagnosed old foreign body (coin) presented with growth retardation and swallowing in a peculiar posture, which has to be removed by thoracotomy—a case report.

Key Words

Growth retardation oesophageal pouch thoracotomy undiagnosed FB oesophagus 

References

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    Granell J, Domingo C, Crespo J, et al. An unusual complication of oesophageal foreign body. Acta Otorhinolaryngologica 2000;51:365–8.Google Scholar
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    Markov G, Kondarev G. Foreign body in the oesophagus not removable endoscopically—the surgical procedure and treatment. Khirurgiia (Sofiia) 1999;54:25–8.Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sumanta Kumar Dutta
    • 1
  • S. N. Ghosh
    • 1
  • D. M. Munsi
    • 1
  • P. S. Giri
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ENT and NHSNBMCHWest Bengal

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