Removal of Foreign bodies upper end esophagus

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Abdur Rahman Anwar

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To discuss management of foreign body upper end of esophagus and pyriform fossa and simgle locally adopted procedure in a periphery hsoptial. 25 cases of foreign body upper end of esophagus were managed at DHQ hospital swabi during 2001 and 2002. The foreign bodies were removed by a simple procedure requiring only Mc Intosch laryngoscope and Mc gells forcep (both are used by anaesthetist). in children foreign body was removed under general anaesthesia whie in adults it was removed with the help of 4% xylocain sprayed into oropharyax . Removal of foreign body upper end of esophagus is possible at a for flung periphery hospital where endoscopic facilities are not available. 

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Anwar AR. Removal of Foreign bodies upper end esophagus. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2011 Oct. 6 [cited 2022 Sep. 24];18(4). Available from: https://jpmi.org.pk/index.php/jpmi/article/view/949
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