Ingested Metallic Spool: A Rare Cause of Acquired Tracheoesophageal Fistula

Imran Hashim, Nabila Talat

Abstract


Foreign body (FB) ingestion is a common problem in children. Prolonged impaction of FB in esophagus may result in tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF). A 6-year-old girl presented with progressive dysphagia and recurrent chest infections. No history of FB ingestion was given by parents. Further investigations revealed FB (spool) in cervical esophagus. Patient was successfully managed by surgery through trans-cervical approach.


Keywords


Foreign body; Metallic spool; Tracheoesophageal fistula; Child

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21699/ajcr.v8i1.531

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