An impacted oesophageal foreign body in a physically abused child *

@inproceedings{Afolabi2013AnIO,
  title={An impacted oesophageal foreign body in a physically abused child *},
  author={Olushola Abdulrahman Afolabi and Adeyi A Adoga and Emmanuel Musa and Alfred Nicholas Bemu and Garba Mainasara Mohammed and Aliyu Mohammed Kodiya and Aminu Bakari and Babagana Mohammed Ahmad},
  year={2013}
}
Physicians under-report cases of child abuse or child maltreatment. We present a case of an impacted oesophageal foreign body in a physically abused child. S.H. is a 7-year-old male child who accidentally ingested metal clip while being assaulted by his paternal uncle whom he resides with. He presented with dysphagia, odynophagia and drooling of saliva and urgent x-ray soft tissue neck revealing the presence of the metallic foreign body in the prevertebral region. He had emergency… CONTINUE READING
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