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Early esophageal perforation caused by food bolus impaction

Helen Bolanaki, Ilker Memet, Konstantinos Dimakis, Constantinos Simopoulos, Anastasios J. Karayiannakis

Am J Case Rep 2011; 12:8-11

DOI: 10.12659/AJCR.881373


Abstract: Background: Impacted food bolus is the most common esophageal foreign body in adults, occurring mainly in patients with an underlying pathology and usually resolving spontaneously.
Case Report: A 71-year-old man presented with acute dysphagia due to complete esophageal obstruction by a firmly impacted food bolus that could not be removed endoscopically and resulting in early perforation necessitating surgical intervention.
Conclusions: Tight impaction of a food bolus may result in early perforation of the esophagus and should be treated without delay.

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