Removal of Foreign Bodies from Esophagus with Flexible Endoscope - A Case Report

Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck SurgeryMonda PJ et al. | November 21, 2011

A 28 year old male presented with history of ingesting his denture 2 h back. It was removed by flexible endoscope and flexible fibre optic forceps. Though rigid endoscopic removal of foreign body is safe and effective, but often requires general anaesthesia. The flexible fibre optic endoscopic removal, which can be done under local anaesthesia in outpatient department is a suitable alternative.

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