Korean J Gastrointest Endosc.  2010 Sep;41(3):151-154.

A Case of Fishbone-induced Esophageal Perforation Closed by Endoscopic Clipping

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Chungbuk National University College of Medicine, Cheongju, Korea.
  • 2Department of Internal Medicine, Cheongju St. Mary's Hospital, Cheongju, Korea. joungho@kma.org

Abstract

Esophageal perforation continues to be associated with high mortality - 20% to 30% - despite advances in surgical techniques. Traditional surgery has been the mainstay of treatment for perforation, but recent advances in endoscopic closure devices has increased therapeutic options for selected patients. Our patient had a fishbone-induced esophageal perforation. He was treated successfully with endoscopic clipping, antibiotics and parenteral nutrition. We report this case and provide a review of the relevant literature.

Keyword

Foreign body; Endoscopic clipping; Esophageal perforation; Endoscopic treatment
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