Esophageal perforation caused by a press through pack


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Abstract

SUMMARY.A 73-year-old woman complaining of sudden hoarseness visited our hospital 17 days after the onset. The upper gastrointestinal contrast study showed a shallow ulcer crater with moderate bulging in the upper thoracic esophagus. Endoscope and computed tomography revealed an esophageal foreign body, a Press Through Pack (PTP), in the esophageal ulcer. The PTP could be removed endoscopically. Two months after extraction of the PTP, the patient was taking normal food orally and was discharged. The esophageal perforation, looking like a diverticle, was still present more than 1 year after the onset.

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