Pointing towards colonoscopy: sharp foreign body removal via colonoscopy

@inproceedings{Hershman2017PointingTC,
  title={Pointing towards colonoscopy: sharp foreign body removal via colonoscopy},
  author={Melissa Hershman and Steven D Shamah and Prashant Mudireddy and Michael Glick},
  booktitle={Annals of gastroenterology},
  year={2017}
}
Removal of sharp foreign bodies via upper endoscopy is common; however, management in the setting of distal migration is not well-documented. We report two cases of objects beyond the ligament of Treitz, including successful extraction of a 4.4 cm sewing pin from the cecum using hot biopsy forceps with a protector hood to shield colonic mucosa, and in a separate case, a 3.4 cm glass shard from the ascending colon using a Roth Net retriever. We demonstrate that monitoring with serial radiographs… CONTINUE READING

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