Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 221--222

Endoscopic management for delayed diagnosis of a foreign body penetrating the esophagus into the lung


Na Li1, Frank Manetta2, Shahzad Iqbal3 
1 Department of Medicine, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY, USA
2 Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY, USA
3 Department of Medicine, Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola, NY, USA

Correspondence Address:
Shahzad Iqbal
222 Station Plaza North, Suite 429, Mineola, NY 11501
USA

A 31-year-old male presented with chest pain started after eating chicken about 2 weeks earlier. Upper endoscopy and Computed tomography scan of the chest revealed a sharp chicken bone penetrating the esophageal wall into the right lung. The foreign body was removed endoscopically using a rat-tooth forceps, followed by prophylactic placement of a metal stent across the esophageal perforation site. Foreign body-induced perforation is one of the common etiologies of benign esophageal perforations. Although the primary treatment is surgery, endoscopic therapy may be appropriate in individualized cases like our patient.


How to cite this article:
Li N, Manetta F, Iqbal S. Endoscopic management for delayed diagnosis of a foreign body penetrating the esophagus into the lung.Saudi J Gastroenterol 2012;18:221-222


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Li N, Manetta F, Iqbal S. Endoscopic management for delayed diagnosis of a foreign body penetrating the esophagus into the lung. Saudi J Gastroenterol [serial online] 2012 [cited 2021 Jan 18 ];18:221-222
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