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Foreign Body in the Esophagus. Dr. H. G. Tobey, Dr. P. Mysel and Dr. H. D. Smith.
This is the case of a 2 month old infant who swallowed a small safety pin one week before his entry to this hospital. He was rushed to the hospital at Brattleboro, Vt. There he seemed to be having a little difficulty in swallowing but no other symptoms. He was sent here, where roentgenograms showed a small pin in the upper third of the esophagus. It was a small pin; the point was to the left and had not penetrated the wall. The day after the patient's entry the esophagoscope was used by Dr. Mysel.
Dr. P. Mysel: This baby had swallowed the pin one week before I saw him. It seemed to me that it was wise not to attempt to close the pin and extract it by way of the
R. L. GOODALE. MASSACHUSETTS EYE AND EAR INFIRMARY. Arch Otolaryngol. 1938;27(4):494–503. doi:10.1001/archotol.1938.00650030505014
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