Korean J Gastrointest Endosc.  2007 Jul;35(1):28-32.

A Case of Foreign Body Induced Esophageal Perforation Repaired by Endoscopic Clipping

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  • 1Department of Gastroenterology, Korea University Guro Hospital, Seoul, Korea. gi7pjj@yahoo.co.kr

Abstract

An esophageal perforation is a potentially life threatening condition with a high mortality rate. Although primary surgical repair is the mainstay of treatment, non-surgical management can be attempted in selected patients. The successful endoscopic closure of an esophageal perforation with metallic clips was recently reported. We report a case of an esophageal perforation caused by a dog bone and mediastinitis treated by non-surgical management consisting of parenteral nutrition, antibiotics therapy and endoscopic clipping.

Keyword

Esophageal perforation; Endoscopic clipping; Foreign body
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