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Esophageal Foreign Body in a Patient with COVID-19 Infection - A Case Report

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Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Department, Government Medical College, Amritsar, Punjab, India

ENT Updates 2021; 11: 62-65
DOI: 10.5152/entupdates.2021.860852
Read: 111 Downloads: 60 Published: 22 April 2021

Foreign body ingestion is not an uncommon encounter in adults, especially denture ingestion in the elderly. Dentures usually studded with wires can be categorized among sharp, irregularly shaped, and impacted foreign bodies, which necessitates their urgent removal considering their capability of triggering fatal complications if left unattended. Aerosolization procedures, especially in patients who are positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is a high-risk procedure that may cause infections in healthcare professionals. We hereby present the challenges faced and the protocol followed for managing the case of a 60-year-old patient with COVID-19 infection who presented with accidental denture ingestion, which manifested as a foreign body in the upper end of the esophagus.

Cite this article as: Sadhu KS, Kaur G, Thomas O, Mao KL, Mahajan S, Singh M. Esophageal Foreign Body in a Patient with COVID-19 Infection - A Case Report. ENT-Updates. 2021; 11(1): 62-65.

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