Acta Scientific Gastrointestinal Disorders (ASGIS)(ISSN: 2582-1091)

Research Article Volume 5 Issue 4

Foreign Bodies in the Upper Digestive Tract. General Concepts

Julio Camarena*

Gastroenterology Service, Francisco Moscoso Puello Hospital. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

*Corresponding Author: Julio Camarena, Gastroenterology Service, Francisco Moscoso Puello Hospital. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Received: January 20, 2022; Published: March 28, 2022


The intake of a foreign body (FB) is a relatively frequent, occasionally serious but exceptionally fatal event [1]. The severity and complications they generate in the digestive tract will depend on certain characteristics, such as the size, shape, content, and conditions related to the patient; in addition to the place in the digestive tract where it was impacted, the time elapsed and finally the ability of the endoscopist to extract it. The objective of this review is to offer an overview of the subject, through practical tools that allow to successfully address the extraction of FBs impacted in the upper digestive tract.

Keywords:Foreign Bodies; Upper Digestive Tract; Morbidity; Endoscopic


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Citation: Julio Camarena. “Foreign Bodies in the Upper Digestive Tract. General Concepts”. Acta Scientific Gastrointestinal Disorders 5.4 (2022): 49-57.


Copyright: © 2022 Julio Camarena. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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