Management of Ingested Foreign Bodies in the Upper Gastrointestinal Tract in Childhood:An Experience of 66 Cases and Suggested Recommendations

 
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2007 (EN)
Management of Ingested Foreign Bodies in the Upper Gastrointestinal Tract in Childhood:An Experience of 66 Cases and Suggested Recommendations (EN)

Chatzimavroudis, G.
Zavos, C.
Soufleris, K.
Paroutoglou, G.
Pilpilidis, I.
Gelas, G.
Triantafillidis, I.
Katsinelos, P.
Stergiou, I.
Vasiliadis, T.

Background and Study Aims: Foreign body ingestion is a common problem in children. This study presents a retrospective clinical analysis of endoscopic methods in the extraction of ingested foreign bodies from the upper gastrointestinal tract. Patients and Methods: The charts of 75 children who had ingested foreign bodies were retrospectively reviewed. Results: Of the 75 patients, 66 (88%) were managed endoscopically. The type of foreign bodies varied greatly: mainly coins, jewelleries, toy parts, and rarely batteries and chicken or fish bones. The foreign bodies were located in the stomach (n=47), esophagus (n=16), pharynx (n=2) and duodenum (n=1). The success rate of foreign bodies extraction, using mainly Roth-net and other endoscopic accessory devices, was 100%. There were no complications during endoscopic interventions. There were no readmissions for those patients who did not undergo endoscopic examination. Conclusions: Endoscopic approach is the preferable method for the extraction of upper gastrointestinal foreign bodies in pediatric patients. Roth-net is the best endoscopic device for safe retrieval of ingested foreign bodies. Keywords: Foreign body, endoscopic intervention, upper gastrointestinal tract (EN)

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Ελληνική Γαστροεντερολογική Εταιρία (EL)
Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology (EN)

2007-07-27


Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology (EN)

1792-7463
1108-7471
Annals of Gastroenterology; Volume 20, No 2 (2007) (EN)



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