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J Pediatr Surg. 2005 Oct;40(10):e15-6.

Penetrating esophageal injury by ingestion of a wire bristle.

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  • 1Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1X8, Canada.


Esophageal foreign bodies are frequently encountered in the pediatric population, and a high degree of suspicion should be maintained in the setting of postprandial dysphagia. We report the case of a 14-year-old boy with a penetrating esophageal injury after the accidental ingestion of a wire bristle from a grill brush.

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