Penetrating pharyngeal injury in an infant

Lim, Rodrick; Peddle, Michael
November 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/20/2007, Vol. 177 Issue 11, p1351
Academic Journal
The article reports on the clinical case concerning one-year old boy with penetrating pharyngeal perforation. The boy was brought to the hospital because of a belief that he might have ingested a pencil-tip eraser. The boy was undergone with several examination and showed no active perforation of the esophagus. It is stated that pharyngeal perforation is rare to children but it can be resulted if a child swallows a foreign object. It is also indicated that the pharyngeal trauma can be associated with trivial injuries that are often unwitnessed.


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