An Unusual Foreign Body In Human Oesophagus – Case Report

  • AL Okhakhu
  • FO Ogisi


We report a case of a 65year old Nigerian male with an unusual foreign body, a fishing hook in the oesophagus. This was confirmed with a plain radiograph of the chest done on a routine medical check-up, although patient was asymptomatic. The foreign body was removed via a rigid oesphagoscopy without any complication. The need for appropriate and prompt management of oesophageal foreign bodies is emphasized. Key word: Foreign body, fish hook, oesophagus, human.

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