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A novel percutaneous approach to retrieve an ingested extra-esophageal foreign body

  • David Volders
  • Manraj K. S. HeranEmail author
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Abstract

We report a case of an 8-year-old boy who presented to our emergency department with progressive onset of dysphagia and odynophagia after eating barbecued steak that evening. Radiographs revealed a metal bristle from a barbecue brush at the level of the proximal esophagus. The otolaryngologist attempted to retrieve this bristle using flexible esophagoscopy, but unfortunately it pushed the bristle extra-esophageal. In order to avoid major open surgery with associated morbidity, a novel percutaneous image-guided minimally invasive percutaneous approach was used to successfully retrieve the bristle.

Keywords

Child Computed tomography Esophagus Extra-esophageal Foreign body Interventional radiology Ultrasound 

Notes

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflicts of interest

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada
  2. 2.Division of Neuroradiology, Vancouver General HospitalUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada
  3. 3.Department of Radiology, British Columbia’s Children’s HospitalUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

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