[Endoscopic treatment of esophageal foreign bodies].
Revista espanola de enfermedades digestivas: organo oficial de la Sociedad Espanola de Patologia Digestiva (Impact Factor: 1.65). 01/1997; 88(12):885-6.
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ABSTRACT: We present the results of a retrospective study of endoscopic management (with flexible endoscopy) in 501 patients admitted for suspected ingestion of a foreign body between 1977 and 1997. The mean age of the patients was 55.73 19.38. Foreign bodies were found in the esophagus in 322 patients (64.3%) and endoscopic removal was successful in 307 (95.35%). More experienced endoscopists, with more than 45 cases, had a higher success rate (98.1%) than did less experienced endoscopists (87.9%) (p < 0.01). The most frequent type of foreign body in our series was meat bolus (32.8%). Underlying disease was found in 38.9%, and peptic stenosis was the most frequent. The only severe complication found was esophageal perforation in one patient (0.3%). Emergency flexible endoscopy is the most effective method for managing patients admitted for suspected ingestion of a foreign body and for the removal of foreign bodies located in the esophagus.Gastroenterología y Hepatología 25(7):448-51. · 0.57 Impact Factor
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