A half-shekel coin was extracted from the esophagus of a 5-year-old boy

Ido Shloman, 5, arrived at Assuta Hospital in Ashdod in the morning (Wednesday) with his mother after allegedly swallowing a half-shekel coin and suffering from swallowing difficulties, incessant vomiting and weakness.

The X-ray confirmed the concern and revealed that the coin was stuck in the esophagus, in a sensitive and dangerous place. The boy was taken to the operating room, where the coin was successfully taken out by Dr. Yehuda Schwartz and Dr. Ibrahim Said. At the end of the operation, the child was transferred for further treatment and supervision in the pediatric ward of the hospital.

X-ray of the coin (Photo: Hospital spokeswoman)

Dr. Hagar Gur Superman, director of the pediatric emergency room at Assuta Hospital in Ashdod, said that “this is a relatively foreign and large fact for every person and certainly for a 5-year-old child. Donkey”.

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