Korean J Gastrointest Endosc > Volume 7(1); 1987 > Article
Korean Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 1987;7(1): 35-37.
치솔이물에 의한 식도천공 1예 ( Esophageal Perforation Due to Swallowed Toothbrush )
이성일, 강동훈, 심경보, 김창덕, 류호상, 현진해 (Seong Il Lee, Dong Hoon Kang, Kyung Bo Sim, Chang Duck Kim, Ho Sang Ryu and Jin Hai Hyun)
Esophageal perforation is a rare disease, which require emergent diagnosis and therapeutic procedure. In this paper, we present one case of esophageal perforation by traction of toothbrush which was swallowed during pharyngeal irritation. After the toothbrush was inserted to stomach by gastroscope, gastrostomy was performed for removal of toothbrush and the esophageal perforation was repaired by operation.
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