Extraction of chicken bone swallowing 10th day after ingestion with penetrating the esophageal walls

Document Type : Image in Cardio-Thoracic Medicine


Thoracic Surgeon, Lung Diseases Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran


A 23-year-old male referred with a history of chicken bone swallowing a week ago (Figure 1). Endoscopy was performed at our center and a chicken bone was found penetrating the esophageal walls (Figure 2). The patient was managed successfully using flexible endoscopy and the chicken bone was removed.