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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 230-233

Poor radiographic access: Cause of delayed diagnosis of esophageal foreign body in a 5-year-old


1 Department of Radiology, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria
2 Department of Surgery, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria
3 Department of Pediatrics, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria

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Dr. Suleiman Lawal
Department of Radiology, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria
Nigeria
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DOI: 10.4103/smj.smj_3_19

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Foreign-body ingestion is a global public health problem especially among children under-5 years of age. The diagnosis is difficult in children who cannot communicate, especially if the event was not witnessed. We present a child who presented with foreign-body ingestion simulating upper respiratory tract infection. This case highlights the crucial role of radiology in the diagnosis, treatment, and complications of esophageal foreign bodies in children.


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