A new protector device for safe endoscopic removal of sharp gastroesophageal foreign bodies in infants

Giorgio Bertoni, Dario Pacchione, Romano Sassatelli, Enrico Ricci, Maria G. Mortilla, Cono Gumina

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Abstract

The accidental ingestion of sharp foreign bodies into the upper-gastrointestinal tract is not uncommon in children. Endoscopic extraction of these objects poses technical difficulties, and a number of dangerous complications can occur. We present two cases of successful retrieval of large, sharp gastroesophageal foreign bodies in small children using a new, commercially available endoscopic end protector hood that prevents exposure of28, 1992, October 23, 1992; accepted December 8, 1992. the esophageal and pharyngeal wall to injuries and laceration by the foreign body. This device is simple to use, versatile, and effective and advances the safe endoscopic removal of a variety of gastroesophageal foreign bodies in pediatric patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)393-396
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Volume16
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1993

Keywords

  • Endoscopic removal
  • Infancy
  • Protector hood
  • Sharp foreign bodies
  • Upper gastrointestinal tract

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Food Science
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Histology

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