An Old Man with Unusual Precordial Pain

Authors

  • Polianna LMM Albuquerque Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceará. and Division of Internal Medicine, Instituto Dr. José Frota. Fortaleza, Ceará
  • Larizza B Costa Division of Internal Medicine, Instituto Dr. José Frota and Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Fortaleza. Fortaleza, Ceará
  • Breno B Bastos Division of Internal Medicine, Instituto Dr. José Frota and Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Fortaleza. Fortaleza, Ceará
  • Alex Karrel S Albuquerque Department Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology, School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceará. Fortaleza, Ceará
  • Deborah N Vasconcelos Department Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology, School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceará. Fortaleza, Ceará
  • Geraldo B Silva Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceará. Fortaleza, Ceará

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jom.v11i2.5474

Keywords:

Precordial pain, Pericarditis, Foreign body, Esophageal trauma, Electrocardiogram, Esophagoscopy

Abstract

We describe an interesting case of unusual origin of precordial pain. A 75-year-old man was admitted to the
Emergency Room of José Frota Institute, Fortaleza city, Brazil, because of precordial pain and malaise, three days
after eating a bread. Physical examination was unremarkable. The electrocardiogram showed diffuse upward STsegment.
A chest radiography showed a foreign body (a pin) in the topography of the esophagus. Esophagoscopy
was performed and the pin was removed, with improvement of the patient.

Keywords: Precordial pain; Pericarditis; Foreign body; Esophageal trauma; Electrocardiogram; Esophagoscopy

DOI: 10.3329/jom.v11i2.5474

J MEDICINE 2010; 11 : 200-201

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Albuquerque, P. L., Costa, L. B., Bastos, B. B., Albuquerque, A. K. S., Vasconcelos, D. N., & Silva, G. B. (2010). An Old Man with Unusual Precordial Pain. Journal of Medicine, 11(2), 200–201. https://doi.org/10.3329/jom.v11i2.5474

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Case Reports