Esophageal food impaction
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- Kozarek, R.A. & Sanowski, R.A. Digest Dis Sci (1980) 25: 100. doi:10.1007/BF01308305
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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.