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Journal of Medical Case Reports

, 9:57

First Online: 12 March 2015Received: 25 November 2014Accepted: 27 January 2015DOI: 10.1186-s13256-015-0532-9

Cite this article as: Erdal, U., Mehmet, D., Turkay, K. et al. J Med Case Reports 2015 9: 57. doi:10.1186-s13256-015-0532-9

Abstract

IntroductionHere we present our clinical experience in a case of esophagus perforation due to the swallowing of a bone piece causing acute angina pectoris and leading to misdiagnosis of acute coronary syndrome.

Case presentationA 73-year-old Caucasian man underwent urgent coronary angiography with possible diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome. His coronary arteries were found to be normal. A computed tomography examination revealed esophagus perforation by a foreign body a piece of bone, and he underwent urgent left thoracotomy and the foreign body was removed.

ConclusionsSometimes, even a piece of bone within a meal can lead to esophagus perforation, and injure the pericardium and myocardium. The symptoms of esophagus perforation may be confused with acute coronary syndrome due to their similarities and lack of knowledge about the detailed clinical history as shown in our case. Thus, careful consideration of detailed clinical history as well as choosing an appropriate medical imaging modality, such as computed tomography, should always be kept in mind in order to promptly diagnose and start early treatment to reduce mortality.

KeywordsAcute coronary syndrome Esophagus perforation Foreign body AbbreviationsCTComputed tomography

ECGElectrocardiography

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Author: Uysal Erdal - Dokur Mehmet - Kirdak Turkay - Ikidag A Mehmet - Nacak Ibrahim - Bakir Hasan

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