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2007 (EN)
Delayed chicken bone removal from the esophagus (EN)

O. Khuffash, G. Triantafyllou, P. Polyzou-Laspias, C. Tzathas,

SUMMARY Foreign body (FB) ingestion is frequently encountered in clinical practice. Only 10-20% of all cases need endoscopic removal. However, complications may occur and can be fatal, especially regarding sharp FB. Emergency endoscopy is the method of choice for both diagnosis and removal of any impacted FB. We report a case of a 53-year-old female who was admitted to our hospital for chicken bone ingestion a week ago. During that time she had been examined at another hospital and the X-ray misinterpreted as normal. When she was referred to our hospital, an emergency flexible endoscopy was performed, and an impacted chicken bone was removed from the upper esophagus, revealing deep ulcers on the esophageal wall. We present radiographic, CT, and endoscopic findings and conclude that in adults, emergency upper GI endoscopy is a quick, easy to perform, reliable and safe method for diagnosing and handling FB ingestion, even in difficult and neglected cases. Key words: foreign body, bone impaction, flexible endoscopy, esophagoscopy (EN)




Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology (EN)

Annals of Gastroenterology; Volume 16, No 2 (2003) (EN)

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