oa Central African Journal of Medicine - An unusual foreign body in the oesophagus

Volume 37, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



Unusual swallowed foreign bodies are uncommon in normal individuals. They may be encountered in the mentally deranged or the subnormal. A case of an unusual foreign body, two safety pins hooked together, in the upper oesophagus of a 27-year-old lady who looked apparently normal at the time of admission to hospital is reported.

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