Acta Scientific Otolaryngology (ISSN: 2582-5550)

Case Report Volume 2 Issue 9

Can a Foreign Body Move Up the Oesophagus?

Devanshu Kwatra1*, Poonam Sagar2 and Prerna Negi3

1Senior Resident, Department of ENT, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India
2Assistant Professor, Department of ENT, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India
3Junior Resident, Department of ENT, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India

*Corresponding Author: Devanshu Kwatra, Senior Resident, Department of ENT, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India.

Received: July 25, 2020; Published: August 25, 2020

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Abstract

Introduction: Foreign Body ingestion and its subsequent impaction in oesophagus of children is very common. There is a recent increase in the number of cases reporting with button battery ingestion due to widespread use and easy availability. This is an emergency and needs urgent surgical intervention, because the chances of the button battery to safely pass through the alimentary canal are low due to the high possibility of the button battery to damage the oesophageal mucosa and perforate it.

Case Report: We present a rare case of 3 year old female child who presented to us with a history of foreign body ingestion, presumably a button battery. The battery was removed successfully by rigid hypopharyngoscopy with oesophagoscopy under general anaesthesia.

Conclusion: Although most foreign bodies pass through spontaneously, their retrograde movement is rare, especially in cases of button battery ingestion. The retrograde movement of ingested foreign body in our case can be possibly explained by increased intra-oesophageal pressure and lubricating action of honey.

Keywords: Oesophagus; Foreign Body; Anaesthesia

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Citation

Citation: Devanshu Kwatra., et al. “Can a Foreign Body Move Up the Oesophagus?". Acta Scientific Otolaryngology 2.9 (2020): 08-10.




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