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Impacted foreign body in the hypopharynx and oesophagus

  • G. Dhanasekar (a1), A. R. C. Mohan (a1) and B. N. Kumar (a1)

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We report a rare case of an unusual impacted foreign body (titanium mesh stent) in the hypopharynx and upper oesophagus of a 66-year-old gentleman. He was a known patient with carcinoma of the mid-oesophagus admitted under the gastroenterologists for dilatation of the carcinomatous stricture with a stent. During the procedure the titanium mesh spring coil got displaced and was impacted in the retropharyngeal space, submucosally in the hypopharynx and upper oesophagus. He was referred to us for surgical removal of the stent, which he underwent successfully. We believe this to be the first case of such an unusual foreign body to be reported in the literature.

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Impacted foreign body in the hypopharynx and oesophagus

  • G. Dhanasekar (a1), A. R. C. Mohan (a1) and B. N. Kumar (a1)

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