UNIQUE FOREIGN BODY OESOPHAGUS

Authors

  • Muhammad Waqas Ayub PNS Hafeez, Islamabad
  • Mirza Khizar Hameed Combined Military Hospital Rawalpindi
  • Tassadaq Khurshid Combined Military Hospital Jhelum,
  • Mohammad Rashid Hasnain Combined Military Hospital Multan

Abstract

An impacted esophageal foreign body is most often an urgent, rather than a lifethreatening, medical situation. Pharmacologic or mechanical methods can be used to relieve the impaction, depending on the patient, as well as the location and physical properties of the foreign body. Rigid oesophagoscopy is the accepted standard of care for removal of an object that is not smooth, radiopaque, inert or recently impacted. Although controversial, balloon catheter extraction may be an acceptable alternative in selected cases of esophageal impaction. Intravenous glucagon is useful in relieving distal impaction. The estimated annual incidence of foreign body ingestion in the USA is about 120 per 1 million population, with
approximately 1:500 deaths reported each year8. Typically, two types of foreign bodies are encountered: true foreign bodies (eg, buttons, coins, pieces of balloon) and food-related foreign bodies.

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Published

31-12-2013

How to Cite

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Ayub MW, Hameed MK, Khurshid T, Hasnain MR. UNIQUE FOREIGN BODY OESOPHAGUS. Pak Armed Forces Med J [Internet]. 2013 Dec. 31 [cited 2024 May 23];63(4):603-05. Available from: https://pafmj.org/PAFMJ/article/view/2169

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