Issue N# 2 - 2005
HEAD AND NECK
Migrating esophageal foreign bodies
Authors : Z. M. Loh, K. L. Tan, P. P. Hsu, K. S. Lu, S. P. Eng (Singapore)
Ref. : Rev Laryngol Otol Rhinol. 2005;126,2:105-109.
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Ingested foreign bodies which migrate extraluminally, although rare in occurrence, are fraught with the potential to cause life-threatening complications. Purpose of the study: to discuss the management of this pathology. Material and Methods: a series of four patients with such occurrences is presented. Conclusion: A discussion on the safe management of such seemingly innocuous foreign bodies allows the authors to propose a therapeutical algorythm.
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