Pill in the blister pack: a rare cause of dysphagia in an elderly adult

  • Syed Mudassir Laeeq
  • Ayesha Aslam Rai
  • Abbas Ali Tasneem
  • Nasir Hassan Luck
  • Zain Majid
Keywords: Foreign body, pill induced esophageal ulcer, dysphagia


Foreign body impaction in the esophagus amongst adults is not a common cause of dysphagia. Fish bone, food bolus, dentures may cause symptoms of dysphagia, odynophagia, chest pain or respiratory distress. It needs prompt evaluation along with removal of the substance either surgically or endoscopically to avoid the  development of life threatening complications. Here we are reporting a case of an elderly male, who presented to us with a history of absolute dysphagia for one week, as a consequence of ingestion of a pill in blister pack.

Key words: Foreign body, pill induced esophageal ulcer, dysphagia


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