Esophageal foreign bodies.

  title={Esophageal foreign bodies.},
  author={A H al-Qudah and Salam Daradkeh and Maysa Abu-Khalaf},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  volume={13 5},
OBJECTIVE A retrospective review was performed on 180 patients from 1975 to 1997 to evaluate the diagnosis, and management of esophageal foreign bodies. METHODS All patients except two were symptomatic and 145 of them were younger than 14 years of age. Plain films were performed in every patient with a suspected esophageal foreign body (EFB). In all patients, rigid esophagoscopy was done under general anesthesia once the diagnosis of impacted EFB is made. RESULTS Fifty-five percent of the… CONTINUE READING