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A missed oesophageal foreign body
  1. E Khadivi1,
  2. M Poursadegh2,
  3. S H Sharifiyan2,
  4. M Afzalzadeh2
  1. 1Department of ENT, MUMS, Mashhad, Iran
  2. 2Department of ENT, Imam Reza Hospital, Mashhad, Iran
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ehsan Khadivi, MD, Laryngologist, Department of ENT, Imam Reza Hospital, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences (MUMS), Mashhad, Iran; khadivie{at}

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Missed oesophageal foreign bodies may cause serious complications. We encountered a 24-year-old patient who complained of odynophagia after eating a meal (chicken). She thought that she had swallowed a piece of bone. A suspicious opacity was seen at the seventh vertebral level on a simple lateral neck radiography (figure 1). A direct …

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