Digestive Diseases and Sciences

, Volume 25, Issue 2, pp 100–103

Esophageal food impaction

Description of a new method for bolus removal
  • Richard A. Kozarek
  • Robert A. Sanowski
Original Articles

DOI: 10.1007/BF01308305

Cite this article as:
Kozarek, R.A. & Sanowski, R.A. Digest Dis Sci (1980) 25: 100. doi:10.1007/BF01308305

Abstract

Food impaction in the esophagus is a relatively common problem seen in an emergency room setting. Traditional methods of extraction have been dangerous, time-consuming, or laborious. We review available therapeutic modalities for bolus extraction, and describe a new method using a modified 34F gastric lavage tube connected to a 120-cc aspiration syringe. This method of food removal has proven safe and effective and is readily utilized in the outpatient setting.

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© Digestive Disease Systems 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard A. Kozarek
    • 1
    • 2
  • Robert A. Sanowski
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MedicinePhoenix Veterans Administration Medical CenterPhoenix
  2. 2.Department of GastroenterologyPhoenix Veterans Administration Medical CenterPhoenix

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