DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2349-2902.isj20194092

Impacted foreign body in oesophagus video assisted thoracoscopic surgery approach

Raj Gajbhiye, Bhupesh Tirpude, Vikrant Akulwar, Hemant Bhanarkar, Aashish R. Chavan

Abstract


Ingested foreign body in oesophagus is very common in emergency department. The most frequently ingested foreign bodies in children are coins, alkaline batteries while in adults’ meat, fish bones, denture. Most of the ingested foreign bodies pass spontaneously but 1% or less will require surgery. Here we report an interesting case of a mentally retarded young girl with impacted large stone in the lower oesophagus in whom endoscopic approach had failed. Then video assisted thoracoscopic surgery was done successfully to extract the impacted foreign body. A thoracoscopic approach is much safer and feasible in such cases.


Keywords


Impacted, Foreign body oesophagus, Video assisted thoracoscopic surgery

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