A novel percutaneous approach to retrieve an ingested extra-esophageal foreign body
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We report a case of an 8-year-old boy who presented to our emergency department with progressive onset of dysphagia and odynophagia after eating barbecued steak that evening. Radiographs revealed a metal bristle from a barbecue brush at the level of the proximal esophagus. The otolaryngologist attempted to retrieve this bristle using flexible esophagoscopy, but unfortunately it pushed the bristle extra-esophageal. In order to avoid major open surgery with associated morbidity, a novel percutaneous image-guided minimally invasive percutaneous approach was used to successfully retrieve the bristle.
KeywordsChild Computed tomography Esophagus Extra-esophageal Foreign body Interventional radiology Ultrasound
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