Unusual Esophageal Twin Foreign Body (Glass Marble) in a Neonate

Singh, B and Bhagat, S and Kataria, G and Kaur, G and Singh, R (2013) Unusual Esophageal Twin Foreign Body (Glass Marble) in a Neonate. [Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)]

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Although ingestion of foreign body in oesophagus is common in pediatric age group, its occurrence in neonatal period is rare. Etiology behind these foreign bodies may be negligence or homicidal attempt for unwanted child. A high index of suspicion is required for diagnosis, whenever the neonate presents with symptoms related either to the respiratory or gastrointestinal tract. Delayed diagnosis can result in serious complications. We report a very unusual case of twin foreign body (glass marble) in oesophagus in a 30 days old female neonate. The peculiarity of this case concerns the unusual foreign body and age of the patient.

Item Type:Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)
Keywords:Oesophagus; Neonate; Foreign body
Subjects:JOURNALS > Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
ID Code:9169
Deposited By: Kakkilaya Bevinje, Dr. Srinivas
Deposited On:25 Feb 2014 12:42
Last Modified:25 Feb 2014 12:42

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