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Age: 7

Sex: Male

Indication: Swallowed chicken bone

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Case #30


  • Linear radiopacities overlie the proximal esophagus
  • Normal appearance of the epiglottis
  • No retropharyngeal thickening


  • Esophageal foreign bodies (chicken bone)

Sample Report

Linear radiopacities overlie the proximal esophagus, concerning for foreign bodies in this patient with history of swallowed chicken bone.

Normal appearance of the epiglottis.

No retropharyngeal thickening.


  • Most ingested foreign bodies are radiolucent, but most animal bones and some fish bones are radiopaque


Red arrows: linear radiodensities in the proximal esophagus, which turned out to be ingested chicken bones.

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