Real Time Fluoroscopy Guided Extraction of an Impacted Oesophageal Foreign Body: A Case Report
Journal Title:Acta Scientific Otolaryngology
The incidence of children swallowing foreign bodies or items is high because of their exploratory tendencies. Sharp or large for-
eign items can get impacted in the oesophagus with associated complications. Duration of impaction and poor visualization of the
foreign item may make the extraction process difficult.
This is a case report of the management of a 9-year-old boy with 6 days history of oesophageal foreign item impaction. He had
emergency rigid oesophagoscopy with real time fluoroscopy guided extraction of the foreign body. This report highlights the advan-
tage of using real time fluoroscopy in the extraction of impacted, metallic, foreign items.
Keywords: Foreign Bodies; Real Time Fluoroscopy; Oesophagus; Impacted