Oesophageal food bolus impaction.

S. Elango, S. P. Palaniappan, V. S. Lingam, L. George

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Impaction of food usually occurs in patients having obstructive lesions of the oesophagus. The food bolus impaction normally occurs in patients older than 60 years of age. Though food bolus impaction in the oesophagus is not uncommon, food bolus in the oesophagus causing complete obstruction resulting in total dysphagia is rare. This is a case report of a woman who had complete obstruction of the oesophagus following impaction by a piece of meat. The various treatment modalities available for such a condition are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)624-626
Number of pages3
JournalSingapore medical journal
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1990
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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