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The criteria for preoperative use of pacemakers are not unanimously agreed upon. Certain cases require careful assessment to weigh potential benefits against inherent risks in placing the device. Although external transcutaneous pacemakers, whose use circumvents the risks of transvenous insertion, have been available for years, such devices are not always(More)
Extracting foreign bodies from the esophagus is a common procedure in emergency rooms. We report the case of an 82-year-old man who came to the emergency room after swallowing a clam shell. After three successive examinations by fiberoptic endoscopy, the last of which was performed with general anesthesia, the patient suffered pneumomediastinum and(More)
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