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Real Time Fluoroscopy Guided Extraction of an Impacted Oesophageal Foreign Body: A Case Report

Real Time Fluoroscopy Guided Extraction of an Impacted Oesophageal Foreign Body: A Case Report

Ukamaka Nwankwo

Journal Title:Acta Scientific Otolaryngology
Abstract


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