The Journal of International Medical Research
SAGE Publications
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Ligamentum arteriosum calcification that presented as an esophageal perforation caused by duck bone ingestion
Volume: 48, Issue: 5
DOI 10.1177/0300060520925715
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Abstract

Ligamentum arteriosum calcification is the calcification or ossification of arterial ligaments. However, on computed tomography images, ligamentum arteriosum calcification is often mistaken for esophageal perforation when a patient has a medical history of foreign body ingestion. Ligamentum arteriosum calcification is uncommon in clinical practice. In this case report, we confirm the presence of this condition intraoperatively, which has seldom been reported previously. Increased awareness of the clinical characteristics of this uncommon disease can help thoracic surgeons with proper patient management.

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https://www.researchpad.co/tools/openurl?pubtype=article&doi=10.1177/0300060520925715&title=Ligamentum arteriosum calcification that presented as an esophageal perforation caused by duck bone ingestion&author=Xiang-Yu Chu,Yong Cui,Zhi Gao,&keyword=Ligamentum arteriosum calcification,foreign body,esophageal perforation,patient management,thoracic surgeon,foreign body ingestion,&subject=Case Report,