DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/issn.2454-5929.ijohns20201300

Case report of uncommon esophageal foreign body: goat’s eye

Suresh Mani, Gayathri Swaminathan

Abstract


Foreign bodies of upper aero digestive tract are commonly dealt by an otolaryngologist. We have seen a variety of foreign bodies of esophagus, varying from irritants to non irritants, sharp to big blunt objects which almost always require intervention. An elderly man presented to us with acute onset of dysphagia after ingesting meat. On flexible esophagoscopy, it was found to be an uncommon foreign body of the esophagus which is goat’s eye. We believe this is the first of its kind to be reported in the literature. He had consumed the whole eyeball with the belief that it would improve his vision. Even in today’s era such weird customs and practices prevail in many remote places. Health education should be advocated in target areas to bring about a change in the mindset of people. 


Keywords


Esophagoscopy, Foreign body, Health education

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