A patriotic toddler with increasing stridor over time

Pathological image of an esophageal foreign body
Lateral radiograph of the airway (left) shows a radiopaque foreign body in the cervical esophagus which is associated with a large amount of retropharyngeal soft tissue swelling. Gross pathological image (right) shows a metal flag-shaped pin that was endoscopically retrieved from the patient’s esophagus.

The diagnosis was gastrointestinal foreign body which had been present for a long period of time.