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IP Indian Journal of Anatomy and Surgery of Head, Neck and Brain

Oesophageal Foreign body in a neonate: Report of an uncommon case

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Author Details : Vadisha Srinivas Bhat, Avanish Bhandary, Satheesh Kumar Bhandary, Shama Shetty

Volume : 1, Issue : 1, Year : 2015

Article Page : 33-35

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Ingestion of foreign body is not uncommon in paediatric population; most of them being act of curiosity while some are ingested accidentally while playing. However foreign body ingestion is unusual in a neonate. This is a report of a 29 day old neonate who ingested a finger ring presented by her uncle. The foreign body impaction was confirmed radiologically, and it was removed by transoral oesophagoscopy using paediatric bronchoscope under general anaesthesia.

Key words:
Foreign body; Neonate; Oesophagoscopy; Paediatric bronchoscope

How to cite : Bhat V S, Bhandary A, Bhandary S K, Shetty S, Oesophageal Foreign body in a neonate: Report of an uncommon case. IP Indian J Anat Surg Head Neck Brain 2015;1(1):33-35

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