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Korean Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2009;39(2): 85-87.
2개월간 식도에 걸려 있던 낚시 바늘의 내시경적 제거
배소영ㆍ이준행ㆍ김혜정ㆍ성영경ㆍ송송이ㆍ김재준ㆍ이종철
성균관대학교 의과대학 삼성서울병원 내과
Endoscopic Removal of an Impacted Fishhook That Was in the Esophagus for Two Months
So Young Bae, M.D., Jun Haeng Lee, M.D., Hye Jeong Kim, M.D., Young Kyung Sung, M.D., Song Yi Song, M.D., Jae J. Kim, M.D. and Jong Chul Rhee, M.D.
Department of Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Abstract
An esophageal foreign body has clinical significance because it may cause serious complications such as esophageal perforation, mediastinitis and/or aorto-esophageal fistula. A prompt attempt to remove an esophageal foreign body via flexible endoscopy should be made when the shape of the foreign body is especially sharp and long as it can easily lead to esophageal perforation. We report here on a case of endoscopic removal of an impacted esophageal foreign body, a fishhook, that hade been present in the esophagus for two months, and there were no serious complications from the procedure. (Korean J Gastrointest Endosc 2009;39:85-87)
Key Words: Esophageal foreign body, Endoscopic removal
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