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Esophagus perforation and myocardial penetration caused by swallowing of a foreign body leading to a misdiagnosis of acute coronary syndrome: a case report

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Medical Case Reports, March 2015
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Title
Esophagus perforation and myocardial penetration caused by swallowing of a foreign body leading to a misdiagnosis of acute coronary syndrome: a case report
Published in
Journal of Medical Case Reports, March 2015
DOI 10.1186/s13256-015-0532-9
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Authors

Uysal Erdal, Dokur Mehmet, Kirdak Turkay, Ikidag A Mehmet, Nacak Ibrahim, Bakir Hasan

Abstract

Here 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. A 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. Sometimes, 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.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 11 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 2 18%
Professor > Associate Professor 2 18%
Student > Bachelor 1 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 9%
Student > Postgraduate 1 9%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 4 36%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 2 18%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 18%
Sports and Recreations 1 9%
Unknown 6 55%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 12 March 2015.
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#7,115,790
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#634
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#114,851
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Outputs of similar age from Journal of Medical Case Reports
#18
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