Acta Scientific Otolaryngology (ASOL) (ISSN: 2582-5550)

Case Report Volume 3 Issue 8

Real Time Fluoroscopy Guided Extraction of an Impacted Oesophageal Foreign Body: A Case Report

Ukamaka Nwankwo*

Department of ENT, Nigerian Navy Reference Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria

*Corresponding Author: Ukamaka Nwankwo, Department of ENT, Nigerian Navy Reference Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria.

Received: July 08, 2021; Published: July 22, 2021


The incidence of children swallowing foreign bodies or items is high because of their exploratory tendencies. Sharp or large foreign items can get impacted in the oesophagus with associated complications. Duration of impaction and poor visualization of the foreign item may make the extraction process difficult.

This is a case report of the management of a 9-year-old boy with 6 days history of oesophageal foreign item impaction. He had emergency rigid oesophagoscopy with real time fluoroscopy guided extraction of the foreign body. This report highlights the advantage of using real time fluoroscopy in the extraction of impacted, metallic, foreign items.

Keywords: Foreign Bodies; Real Time Fluoroscopy; Oesophagus; Impacted


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Citation: Ukamaka Nwankwo. “Real Time Fluoroscopy Guided Extraction of an Impacted Oesophageal Foreign Body: A Case Report". Acta Scientific Otolaryngology 3.8 (2021): 121-124.


Copyright: © 2021 Ukamaka Nwankwo. 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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