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Fluoroscopically controlled removal of a blunt esophageal foreign body using a Foley catheter in children


The removal of foreign bodies from the esophagus with a Foley catheter is a simple, safe, and highly successful procedure. This technique should be used initially when managing a blunt foreign body in the esophagus; it reduces the risk, time, and expense involved in endoscopic removal.

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Hadary, A., Mogle, P., Zamir, O. et al. Fluoroscopically controlled removal of a blunt esophageal foreign body using a Foley catheter in children. Pediatr Surg Int 2, 247–248 (1987).

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  • Esophagus
  • Foreign body
  • Foley catheter