Gastrointestinal Radiology

, Volume 16, Issue 1, pp 11–12 | Cite as

Chicken bone lodged in the upper esophagus: CT findings

  • Margaret Douglas
  • Christopher L. Sistrom


The authors report a case of a chicken bone lodged in the esophagus at the cervicothoracic junction. Both the radiographic and endoscopic examinations of the esophagus had failed to detect the ingested bone, but computed tomography (CT) demonstrated it as an opaque fragment penetrating the esophageal wall.

Key words

Esophagus, CT Gastrointestinal tract, foreign body 


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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Margaret Douglas
    • 1
  • Christopher L. Sistrom
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity of Virginia Health Sciences CenterCharlottesvilleUSA

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