Mediastinal mass and radiolucent esophageal foreign body

Eduardo T. Fernandes, Robert S. Hollabaugh, Thomas Boulden

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Abstract

The diagnosis of radiolucent esophageal foreign bodies can be difficult, particularly in patients with predominant respiratory symptoms. The consequences of the impaction of a foreign body in the esophagus are serious, and esophageal stenosis, perforation, acquired tracheo-esophageal fistulas are among the complications already reported. An unusual complication of a nondiagnosed radiolucent plastic coin that remained impacted for 11 months on the posterior esophageal wall of a 20-month-old child, who presented only with respiratory symptoms, is reported. The foreign body eroded through the esophageal wall, causing an intramural abscess that was initially interpreted as a mediastinal mass, and the patient was operated on with the diagnosis of a foregut duplication. Literature on this situation was reviewed, and the problems associated with the diagnosis and treatment of children with radiolucent esophageal foreign bodies are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1135-1136
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery
Volume24
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

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Foreign Bodies
Esophageal Fistula
Esophageal Perforation
Esophageal Stenosis
Numismatics
Abscess
Esophagus
Plastics
Therapeutics

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery

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Mediastinal mass and radiolucent esophageal foreign body. / Fernandes, Eduardo T.; Hollabaugh, Robert S.; Boulden, Thomas.

In: Journal of Pediatric Surgery, Vol. 24, No. 11, 01.01.1989, p. 1135-1136.

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Fernandes, Eduardo T. ; Hollabaugh, Robert S. ; Boulden, Thomas. / Mediastinal mass and radiolucent esophageal foreign body. In: Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 1989 ; Vol. 24, No. 11. pp. 1135-1136.
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