Abstract

EMBEDDED SHARP METALLIC ANGULATED NAIL IN OESOPHAGUS OF AN INFANT: A MATTER OF CONCERN

Author(s): Vikas Rohila 1 , H. S. Bhuie 2 , Navneet Mathur 3 , Hitesh Verma 4 , Khushbu Umarwal 5

Foreign bodies in esophagus can cause serious complications so they need urgent intervention to avert complications. We report here a case of 8 months old child who accidently ingested a angulated nail with sharp end which was treated and foreign body was removed by oesophagoscopy. The peculiarity of this case concerns with shape, size and location of foreign body and age of the patient.