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Emerg Med J doi:10.1136/emermed-2013-202640
  • Images in emergency medicine

Calcichew tablet causing oesophageal obstruction and aspiration pneumonia

  1. Ben Lovell
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ben Lovell, Medical Admissions Unit, Royal Free Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Pond Street, London, UK; benlovell{at}doctors.org.uk
  • Accepted 26 March 2013
  • Published Online First 10 April 2013

An 86-year-old man presented with new dysphagia and regurgitation of solids and liquids. His past medical history included a mild cognitive defect, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, osteoporosis and aortic valve disease.

On examination, he was afebrile, and blood pressure and pulse rate were normal. His oxygen saturations …


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