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Retrospective analysis of management of ingested foreign bodies and food impactions in emergency endoscopic setting in adults

Geraci, Girolamo ; Sciume', Carmelo ; Di Carlo, Giovanni ; Picciurro, Antonino ; Modica, Giuseppe

BMC emergency medicine, 04 November 2016, Vol.16(1), pp.42 [Rivista Peer Reviewed]

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  • Titolo:
    Retrospective analysis of management of ingested foreign bodies and food impactions in emergency endoscopic setting in adults
  • Autore: Geraci, Girolamo ; Sciume', Carmelo ; Di Carlo, Giovanni ; Picciurro, Antonino ; Modica, Giuseppe
  • Descrizione: Ingestion of foreign bodies and food impaction represent the second most common endoscopic emergency after bleeding. The aim of this paper is to report the management and the outcomes in 67 patients admitted for suspected ingestion of foreign body between December 2012 and December 2014. This retrospective study was conducted at Palermo University Hospitals, Italy, over a 2-year period. We reviewed patients' database (age, sex, type of foreign body and its anatomical location, treatments, and outcomes as complications, success rates, and mortalities). Foreign bodies were found in all of our 67 patients. Almost all were found in the stomach and lower esophagus (77 %). The types of foreign body were very different, but they were chiefly meat boluses, fishbones or cartilages, button battery and dental prostheses. In all patients it was possible to endoscopically remove the foreign body. Complications related to the endoscopic procedure were unfrequent (about 7 %) and have been treated conservatively. 5.9 % of patients had previous esophageal or laryngeal surgery, and 8.9 % had an underlying esophageal disease, such as a narrowing, dismotility or achalasia. Our experience with foreign bodies and food impaction emphasizes the importance of endoscopic approach and removal, simple and secure when performed by experienced hands and under conscious sedation in most cases. High success rates, lower incidence of minor complications, reduction of the need of surgery and reduced hospitalization time are the strengths of the endoscopic approach.
  • Fa parte di: BMC emergency medicine, 04 November 2016, Vol.16(1), pp.42
  • Soggetti: Endoscopic Management ; Food Bolus Impaction ; Foreign Body ; Upper Endoscopy ; Food ; Emergencies -- Epidemiology ; Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal -- Statistics & Numerical Data ; Foreign Bodies -- Surgery
  • Lingua: Inglese
  • Identificativo: E-ISSN: 1471-227X ; PMID: 27809769 Version:1

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