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PRESENCE OF CHICKEN BONE IN ESOPHAGUS FOR FIFTY-SIX DAYS

PRESENCE OF CHICKEN BONE IN ESOPHAGUS FOR FIFTY-SIX DAYS Abstract Moersch1 stated: "While it is true that bone tends to perforate the esophageal wall rather rapidly, it may remain in the esophagus a long time without producing a perforation." Vinson2 stated: "The esophagus is particularly intolerant to the presence of a foreign body, especially of bones." It is generally understood that a foreign body in the esophagus is likely to perforate the wall rather readily. Bone apparently has more of a tendency to perforate than a metallic foreign body. It is felt that the following case is of interest since the foreign body, a chicken bone, was present for a relatively long time without producing dangerous complications. REPORT OF A CASE A white man aged 39 was admitted to the Henry Ford Hospital on Oct. 9, 1942. He stated that on Aug. 15, 1942, while eating hash, he had swallowed a sharp object, which seemed to lodge at the lower References 1. Moersch, H. J.: Personal communication to the author. 2. Vinson, P. P.: Foreign Bodies in the Air and Food Passages , M. Clin. North America 16:1471, 1933. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Otolaryngology American Medical Association

PRESENCE OF CHICKEN BONE IN ESOPHAGUS FOR FIFTY-SIX DAYS

Archives of Otolaryngology , Volume 38 (1) – Jul 1, 1943

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1943 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0003-9977
DOI
10.1001/archotol.1943.00670040069007
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Abstract

Abstract Moersch1 stated: "While it is true that bone tends to perforate the esophageal wall rather rapidly, it may remain in the esophagus a long time without producing a perforation." Vinson2 stated: "The esophagus is particularly intolerant to the presence of a foreign body, especially of bones." It is generally understood that a foreign body in the esophagus is likely to perforate the wall rather readily. Bone apparently has more of a tendency to perforate than a metallic foreign body. It is felt that the following case is of interest since the foreign body, a chicken bone, was present for a relatively long time without producing dangerous complications. REPORT OF A CASE A white man aged 39 was admitted to the Henry Ford Hospital on Oct. 9, 1942. He stated that on Aug. 15, 1942, while eating hash, he had swallowed a sharp object, which seemed to lodge at the lower References 1. Moersch, H. J.: Personal communication to the author. 2. Vinson, P. P.: Foreign Bodies in the Air and Food Passages , M. Clin. North America 16:1471, 1933.

Journal

Archives of OtolaryngologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jul 1, 1943

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