Easy and Effective Endoscopic Retrieval of Ingested Sharp Foreign Bodies – Pages 87-90

Easy and Effective Endoscopic Retrieval of Ingested Sharp Foreign Bodies – Pages 87-90

Leiming Xu1,2, Chao Huang1,2, Chunying Qu1,2, Yi Zhang1,2, Min Zhou1,2 and Ying Chen1,2

1Division of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Xin Hua Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine; 2Shanghai Key Laboratory of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Shanghai 200092, China

http://dx.doi.org/10.6000/1927-5129.2013.09.14

Abstract: Here we reported two cases of successful removal of accidentally ingested sharp foreign body. The swallowed objects were dentures with clasps which increased the risk of gastroesophageal bleeding or perforation in both cases. After several unsuccessful attempts of removal with normal assistant apparatus, the foreign bodies were eventually retrieved by using modified ship-form semitransparent plastic bags without any complications.

Keywords: Foreign body, Dentures, Endoscopy, Removal, Assistant apparatus.