Foreign body ingestion is a common event; in the adult population, most ingestions occur in patients with mental disability, psychiatric disorders, alcohol intoxication or in prisoners seeking secondary gain. Removal through flexible endoscopy is generally the first-line approach but rescue oesophagotomy may be necessary for foreign bodies impacted in the upper oesophagus. A 27-year-old man was admitted in the emergency room after intentional ingestion of a wooden spherical object with a central hole. A total body CT scan showed that the object was completely obstructing the upper oesophageal lumen but there were no signs of perforation. In the operating room, a Weerda diverticuloscope and a 5 mm 0° telescope were used to visualise the foreign body under general anaesthesia. A standard endoscopic biopsy forceps was passed through the hole of the sphere and was retracted with the jaws open allowing transoral extraction without complications.

Unusual foreign body impacted in the upper oesophagus : Original technique for transoral extraction / C.G. Riva, F.A.T. Toti, S. Siboni, L. Bonavina. - In: BMJ CASE REPORT. - ISSN 1757-790X. - 2018:(2018), pp. bcr-2018-225241.1-bcr-2018-225241.3. [10.1136/bcr-2018-225241]

Unusual foreign body impacted in the upper oesophagus : Original technique for transoral extraction

L. Bonavina
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2018

Abstract

Foreign body ingestion is a common event; in the adult population, most ingestions occur in patients with mental disability, psychiatric disorders, alcohol intoxication or in prisoners seeking secondary gain. Removal through flexible endoscopy is generally the first-line approach but rescue oesophagotomy may be necessary for foreign bodies impacted in the upper oesophagus. A 27-year-old man was admitted in the emergency room after intentional ingestion of a wooden spherical object with a central hole. A total body CT scan showed that the object was completely obstructing the upper oesophageal lumen but there were no signs of perforation. In the operating room, a Weerda diverticuloscope and a 5 mm 0° telescope were used to visualise the foreign body under general anaesthesia. A standard endoscopic biopsy forceps was passed through the hole of the sphere and was retracted with the jaws open allowing transoral extraction without complications.
emergency medicine; endoscopy; gastrointestinal surgery; oesophagus
Settore MED/18 - Chirurgia Generale
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