Aerodigestive Foreign Bodies: Our Experience
Rahulkumar Vijaykumar Shah1*, Atisha Modi1, Rahul Gupta2 and RG Aiyer3
1Department of E.N.T. and Head-Neck Surgery, Baroda Medical College, Vadodara, Gujarat, India
2Associate Professor, Department of E.N.T. and Head- Neck Surgery, Baroda Medical College, Vadodara, Gujarat, India
3Professor and Head, Department of E.N.T. and Head- Neck Surgery, Baroda Medical College, Vadodara, Gujarat, India
*Corresponding Author: Rahulkumar Vijaykumar Shah, Department of E.N.T. and Head-Neck Surgery, Baroda Medical College, Vadodara, Gujarat, India.
July 06, 2021; Published: July 19, 2021
Foreign body ingestion and aspiration is a common cause of morbidity and mortality, usually occurs in children. A detailed history and physical examination with a high index of suspicion, despite negative imaging are required. Often, a diagnostic endoscopy may be required to definitively investigate the upper aerodigestive tract to rule out foreign body in equivocal findings. Non caustic oesophageal foreign bodies can be observed for a short period of time while Airway foreign bodies require immediate removal in the operating room. A team-based approach with coordination between the trained anaesthetist, surgeon, and operating room staff is required during this foreign body management.
Keywords: Aerodigestive Tract Foreign Bodies; Coins; Endoscopy
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