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An unusual cause of chest pain: foreign body in the oesophagus
  1. N Koyuncu1,
  2. S Yilmaz2,
  3. S Soysal3
  1. 1Bayındır Medical Center, Department of Emergency Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
  2. 2Department of Emergency Medicine, Kocaeli University School of Medicine, Kocaeli, Turkey
  3. 3Department of Emergency Medicine, Yeditepe University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr S Yılmaz
 Department of Emergency Medicine, Kocaeli University School of Medicine, 41380, Kocaeli, Turkey;emdsercy{at}


This article reports on two patients with unsuspected oesophageal foreign body ingestion, with chest pain as the main symptom. The patients had extensive cardiac evaluation to rule out myocardial ischaemia. Further evaluation showed an impacted oesophageal foreign body. Oesophageal foreign bodies should be considered as factors in chest pain.

  • OGD, oesophagogastroduodenoscopy

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  • Competing interests: None declared.

  • Informed patient consent was obtained.