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Prolonged Foreign Body Impaction in the Oesophagus in Mali

Foreign bodies of the esophagus are common in tropical environments in childhood because very often the parents calm down children who cry by offering them parts of currencies; his last tend a put everything in your mouth especially those who are young and often inadvertently swallows them unbeknownst to parents. The authors report 3 cases of foreign body (coins) having long stayed in the esophagus (8, 10 and 14 months). The radiological assessment allowed the highlighting of the coins, localized in the cervical esophagus. Extraction of the coins realized favor esophagoscopy with rigid tube without major complications. Analysis of different observations shows the particularities of clinical and paraclinical of a longterm oesophageal obstruction by the coins in children in a tropical environment. A brief literature review was made.

Author(s): Sacko HB