Video-mediastinoscope: For extracting upper esophageal foreign bodies


Tekinbas C. , Erol M.

ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY, vol.83, no.6, pp.2239-2240, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Volume: 83 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2006.09.032
  • Title of Journal : ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.2239-2240

Abstract

Patients with esophageal foreign bodies require prompt diagnosis and therapy. The proximal dilatation method using a video-mediastinoscope is safe and effective in removing sharp foreign bodies from the upper esophagus, avoiding surgery and possible perforation. The technique using a video-mediastinoscope proved to be effective and safe; this may be the first use of this procedure in the literature. We recommend using video-mediastinoscope for extracting foreign bodies involving the upper esophagus narrowing.