Computed tomography diagnosis of esophageal bone impaction: a prospective study.

@article{Eliashar1999ComputedTD,
  title={Computed tomography diagnosis of esophageal bone impaction: a prospective study.},
  author={Ron Eliashar and Ithak Dano and E Dangoor and Itzhak Braverman and J Y Sichel},
  journal={The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology},
  year={1999},
  volume={108 7 Pt 1},
  pages={708-10}
}
A prospective study was performed on 45 patients for an assessment of the use of computed tomography (CT) in the management of a suspected esophageal fish bone or chicken bone. All patients had negative findings on laryngoscopy; therefore, pharyngeal and hypopharyngeal foreign bodies were excluded from further consideration. The patients underwent radiographic examination with plain films and a cervical CT scan without contrast material. Patients with positive findings were taken to the… CONTINUE READING
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