Foreign Bodies in the Upper Digestive Tract. General Concepts
Gastroenterology Service, Francisco Moscoso Puello Hospital. Santo Domingo,
*Corresponding Author: Julio Camarena, Gastroenterology Service, Francisco
Moscoso Puello Hospital. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
January 20, 2022; Published: March 28, 2022
The intake of a foreign body (FB) is a relatively frequent, occasionally serious but exceptionally fatal event . 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.
Foreign Bodies; Upper Digestive Tract; Morbidity; Endoscopic
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