Foreign body oesophagus in a neonate: A common occurrence at an uncommon age

  • M Zameer
  • RP Kanojia
  • BR Thapa
  • KLN Rao
Keywords: Foreign body, neonate, esophagoscopy, stridor


Neonatal ingestion of foreign body is a very uncommon occurrence. We describe a 25-day-old neonate who had a large-sized stone impacted in the cervical oesophagus. The stone was accidently lodged by one of the elder
siblings while playing. The stone, after failure to be retrieved endoscopically, was successfully removed by open esophagotomy. The case describes the unusual occurrence at a very uncommon age. It also re-affirms the successful role of open surgery in such situations, which are otherwise commonly treated endoscopically.

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