An unusual cause of chest pain: foreign body in the oesophagus.

Research paper by N N Koyuncu, S S Yilmaz, S S Soysal

Indexed on: 22 Dec '06Published on: 22 Dec '06Published in: Emergency medicine journal : EMJ


This article reports on two patients with unsuspected oesophageal foreign body ingestion, with chest pain as the main symptom. The patients had extensive cardiac evaluation to rule out myocardial ischaemia. Further evaluation showed an impacted oesophageal foreign body. Oesophageal foreign bodies should be considered as factors in chest pain.