Endoscopic removal of sharp foreign bodies impacted in the esophagus.

@article{Jeen2001EndoscopicRO,
  title={Endoscopic removal of sharp foreign bodies impacted in the esophagus.},
  author={Yoon Tae Jeen and Hoon Jai Chun and Chi Wook Song and Soon Ho Um and Sang Woo Lee and Jai Hyun Choi and Chang Duck Kim and Ho Ryu and Jin Hai Hyun},
  journal={Endoscopy},
  year={2001},
  volume={33 6},
  pages={
          518-22
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Impacted sharp foreign bodies in the esophagus can be very difficult to manage. When attempts are made to remove such objects inappropriately, life-threatening complications such as perforation can occur. The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of endoscopic removal of impacted sharp foreign bodies in the esophagus using proximal dilatation with an oral side balloon or transparent cap. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 22 patients (10 men, 12… CONTINUE READING
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