Video-mediastinoscope: For extracting upper esophageal foreign bodies


Tekinbas C. , Erol M.

ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY, cilt.83, ss.2239-2240, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 83 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2006.09.032
  • Dergi Adı: ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.2239-2240

Özet

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.