Korean J Gastrointest Endosc.  2011 Jun;42(6):369-372.

Endoscopic Foley Balloon Extraction of an Esophageal Foreign Body

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul Red Cross Hospital, Seoul, Korea. love1226@hanmail.net
  • 2Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Esophageal foreign bodies should be retrieved as soon as possible, as they may cause complications such as bleeding, perforation, and respiratory distress. Flexible endoscopy is the preferred method, because it is effective and safe, but rigid esophagoscopy or a surgical procedure should be considered if flexible endoscopy fails. Extraction with a Foley balloon is an effective method for removing blunt foreign bodies from the esophagus. The general technique used is to insert the catheter into the esophagus through the nose or mouth, place it in the distal part of the foreign body, balloon the catheter, and remove the foreign body by pulling the catheter out. This procedure is generally performed under fluoroscopy, but a few reports have used Foley balloon extraction during endoscopy. We report a case of an elderly woman with a blunt foreign body in the upper esophagus. After failing to remove the object by endoscopy, we removed it with a Foley balloon under endoscopy.

Keyword

Foreign body; Esophagus; Balloon dilatation; Endoscopy

MeSH Terms

Aged
Catheters
Endoscopy
Esophagoscopy
Esophagus
Female
Fluoroscopy
Foreign Bodies
Hemorrhage
Humans
Hypogonadism
Mitochondrial Diseases
Mouth
Nose
Ophthalmoplegia
Hypogonadism
Mitochondrial Diseases
Ophthalmoplegia
Full Text Links
  • KJGE
Actions
Cited
CITED
export Copy
Close
Share
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
Similar articles
Copyright © 2022 by Korean Association of Medical Journal Editors. All rights reserved.     E-mail: koreamed@kamje.or.kr