Esophageal Food Impaction.
Riverside Community Hospital
Esophagram, Food impaction, Foreign body ingestion
Esophageal foreign body impaction requires urgent or emergent removal depending on clinical symptoms. Radiographic evaluation is extremely valuable in guiding management, although not required. The case presented herein describes a 66-year-old male presenting with epigastric pain and globus sensation for three days, inability to tolerate both foods and liquids, and regurgitation. Fluoroscopic evaluation revealed a food impaction in the distal esophagus. Urgent endoscopy confirmed the diagnosis and revealed a peptic stricture secondary to Barrett's esophagus. Although computed tomography has largely replaced the fluoroscopic examination, it can still provide a definitive diagnosis in many cases.
Publisher or Conference
Journal of Radiology Case Reports
Valentino WL, Sharifi-Amina S. Esophageal Food Impaction. Radiol Case Rep. 2022;17(9):2979-2982. doi:10.1016/j.radcr.2022.05.050