Ugeskr Læger 2018;180:V12170937
Children should always be examined upon suspicion of the ingestion of foreign bodies
This case report is of a four-year-old otherwise healthy girl, who was presented to an ear, nose and throat department with salivation and suspected ingestion of a metallic pendant while falling asleep. An X-ray of the chest and upper neck confirmed the suspicion showing an approximately 2 × 2 cm foreign body shaped as a star located in the throat. In general anaesthesia, a metal necklace pendant was removed from the oesophagus mouth. The patient was released from hospital the day after surgery.