Esophageal Foreign Bodies


The esophagus is the site of 50 to 75% of pediatric gastrointestinal foreign body impactions and has the highest risk of complications in the alimentary tract [1]. Typically 80 to 90% of ingested foreign bodies pass through the esophagus. However, complications of esophageal obstruction, tissue necrosis, perforation, tracheoesophageal and aortoesophageal fistulas can occur [2].

see also Gastrointestinal Foreign Bodiesand Upper Endoscopy

Content in this topic is referenced in SCORE EsophagoscopyAerodigestive Tract Foreign Bodies (Pediatric)

ingested coin
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Impacted coin in the esophagus.

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Last updated: November 2, 2020