Korean J Gastrointest Endosc > Volume 10(1); 1990 > Article
Korean Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 1990;10(1): 47-52.
상부소화관 이물의 내시경적 적출술의 검토 ( A Review of the Endoscopic Extraction in 52 Cases of the Upper Gastrointestinal Foreign Bodies )
이문성, 라동집, 김진홍, 조성원, 심찬섭 (Moon Sung Lee, Dong Jip Ra, Jin Hong Kim, Sung Won Cho and Chan Sup Shim)
A clinical review was performed in 52 cases with the foreign body in the gastrointestinal tract who underwent the endoscopic extraction of fereign body at our hospital from June 1985 to October 1989. The results are as following. 1) The most prevalent age was under 10 years of age (21 cases, 40.4%), and male was more prevalent than female (M:F=1.6:1). 2) The most common site of foreign bodies was esophagus (35 cases, 67.3%), next stomach (15 cases, 28.9%). 3) The foreign bodies in esophagus were coins (18 cases, 51.4%), meats (7 cases, 20.0%), bones (5 cases, 14.3%), other food materials or metals (5 cases, 14.3%)in order of frequency, and those in the stomach wer bezoars (7 cases, 50.0%), coins (2 cases, 14.3%), suture materials (2 cases, 14.3%), others (baduk stone, pin, tack, cross). 4) The combined diseases with upper gastrointestinal foreign bodies were the passage disturbances (11 cases, 21.2%) due to stenosis, and schizophrenia (1 case), aleoholism (1 case). 5) Complications by foreign bodies were 8 cases (15.4%), such as eisophageal laceration or ulceration (4 cases), esophaigeal perforation (1 case), aspiration pneumonia(1 case), duodenal obstruction (2 cases). 6) Successful rate of the endoscopic extraction was 88.5%(46 in 52 cases). And 6 unsuccessful cases were 4 cases who have gastric bezoars too hard and large to extract, a case with esophageal perforation, and a case with bezoar in the third portion of duodenum.
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