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Tracheoesophageal fistula with tracheal stenosis resulting from retained esophageal foreign body.
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PMID:  21320762     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Although a foreign body ingestion is common in infants and young children, serious complication such as penetration of the esophagus is a relatively rare event. Delayed diagnosis may result from lack of classical symptoms and history, leading to serious result, even to death. A 2-year-old boy was admitted to the emergency room with dyspnea. He had wheezing and stridor for a 1.5-year and unfortunately treated as a bronchial asthma for a long time. Chest X-ray and cervical CT scan revealed esophageal foreign body. Intraoperative findings showed a plastic material in the esophagus and tracheoesophageal fistula with tracheal stenosis as a complication of the retained foreign body. Therefore, we should keep in mind that foreign body can present atypical symptoms like respiratory symptoms, especially in infant and young children.
Dongbin Ahn; Sung Jae Heo; Ji Hyun Park; Jin Ho Sohn
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-2-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Auris, nasus, larynx     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1879-1476     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
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Created Date:  2011-2-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7708170     Medline TA:  Auris Nasus Larynx     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, School of Medicine, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Republic of Korea.
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