Removal of a sewing needle from an occult esophageal ingestion in a 9-month-old.


A healthy 9-month-old boy presented with a 1-month history of cough. A chest x-ray showed a linear metallic foreign body (FB) lying transversely in the posterior mediastinum. Computed tomographic scan confirmed the location and size of the metallic FB and also revealed a large pericardial effusion that was corroborated by echocardiogram. The patient… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2009.02.055


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