An unusual foreign body in the oesophagus. The body packer syndrome

European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology : Official Journal of the European Federation of Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Societies (EUFOS) : Affiliated with the German Society for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Petros D KarkosPaul S White

Abstract

We report a case of drug smuggling by internal concealment of heroin in the oesophagus. We review the literature and discuss presentation and management highlighting the need to maintain an awareness of "body packer syndrome" in the differential diagnosis of ingested foreign bodies.

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