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Esophageal foreign body - Coin ingestion

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Affiliation: National Naval Medical Center Bethesda

ABSTRACT

Diagnosis: Esophageal foreign body - Coin ingestion

History: 15 month old child who presents with coughing for several days and irritability.

Findings: AP and lateral radiographs demonstrate a round metallic density overlying the superior mediastinum.

Ddx: Esophageal vs. tracheal foreign body.

Dxhow: Characteristic radiographic appearance

Exam: Normal chest examination

No MeSH data available.


This cartoon highlights - on an axial/horizontal section - the anatomy of the trachea and esophagus in the neck.  Because of the C-shaped tracheal cartilages, coins in the trachea will align front-to-back (sagittal); while coins in the esophagus will align from side-to-side (coronal).
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MPX1734_synpic56280: This cartoon highlights - on an axial/horizontal section - the anatomy of the trachea and esophagus in the neck. Because of the C-shaped tracheal cartilages, coins in the trachea will align front-to-back (sagittal); while coins in the esophagus will align from side-to-side (coronal).


Esophageal foreign body - Coin ingestion

Travis MDT - MedPix

This cartoon highlights - on an axial/horizontal section - the anatomy of the trachea and esophagus in the neck.  Because of the C-shaped tracheal cartilages, coins in the trachea will align front-to-back (sagittal); while coins in the esophagus will align from side-to-side (coronal).
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MPX1734_synpic56280: This cartoon highlights - on an axial/horizontal section - the anatomy of the trachea and esophagus in the neck. Because of the C-shaped tracheal cartilages, coins in the trachea will align front-to-back (sagittal); while coins in the esophagus will align from side-to-side (coronal).

View Article: MedPix Image - MedPix Case

Affiliation: National Naval Medical Center Bethesda

ABSTRACT

Diagnosis: Esophageal foreign body - Coin ingestion

History: 15 month old child who presents with coughing for several days and irritability.

Findings: AP and lateral radiographs demonstrate a round metallic density overlying the superior mediastinum.

Ddx: Esophageal vs. tracheal foreign body.

Dxhow: Characteristic radiographic appearance

Exam: Normal chest examination

No MeSH data available.