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Emerg Radiol. 2004 Feb;10(4):216-7. Epub 2003 Dec 5.

Foreign esophageal body impaction: multimodality imaging diagnosis.

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Department of Radiology, Hospital Universitario Marqués de Valdecilla, 39008 Santander, Cantabria, Spain. emarco@seram.org

Abstract

We report a case of a portion of bran bread impacted in the cervical esophagus in an 88-year-old woman. A complete radiologic study including ultrasonography, computed tomography, and barium swallow was performed. These techniques confirmed and localized the foreign body, which was endoscopically removed. A complete radiologic assessment can guarantee the usefulness of esophagoscopy to avoid significant morbidity from unnecessary procedures in a patient in poor clinical condition. Ultrasonography and computed tomography are attractive and profitable options in these cases.

PMID:
15290496
DOI:
10.1007/s10140-003-0315-2
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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