Foreign Body Ingestion - A Case of a Tablespoon in the Oesophagus of a 48-Year-old Man

Emmanuel O. Egbunu

Lonia Clinic and Maternity, Warri, Nigeria.

Chukwuka Elendu *

Federal Medical Center, Owerri, Nigeria.

Arinze F. Chukwuonye

Lonia Clinic and Maternity, Warri, Nigeria.

Oghenemaro Okine

Lonia Clinic and Maternity, Warri, Nigeria.

Denis Okine

Lonia Clinic and Maternity, Warri, Nigeria.

Opeyemi P. Amosu

Faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Health Sciences, University of Ilorin, Nigeria.

Oluwatobi O. Ogunlade

Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, Nigeria.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Foreign body in the esophagus is a common emergency presentation. A thorough history and systematic examination are followed by relevant investigations in the treatment of a patient with a foreign body in the esophagus.  However, there is considerable disagreement about which treatment option is best for such patients. This review aims to develop a comprehensive approach towards patients presenting with foreign body ingestion by creating clinical practice guidelines. These guidelines, which are based on a review of the literature, cover not only the initial assessment of the patient but also the various management options and their benefits, limitations, and suitability for use in different situations.

Keywords: Foreign bodies, esophagus, review literature, endoscopy, observation

How to Cite

Egbunu , E. O., Elendu , C., Chukwuonye , A. F., Okine , O., Okine , D., P. Amosu , O., & Ogunlade , O. O. (2023). Foreign Body Ingestion - A Case of a Tablespoon in the Oesophagus of a 48-Year-old Man. International Journal of Medical and Pharmaceutical Case Reports, 16(2), 1–6.


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