Korean J Gastrointest Endosc.  2005 Nov;31(5):334-338.

A Case of Foreign Body Removal Using Latex Glove and Two Endoscopes

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Bundang Jesaeng General Hospital, Seongnam, Korea. ejjang@dmc.or.kr

Abstract

Foreign body ingestion is a common clinical problem. Foreign bodies are generally swallowed accidentally and most pass out spontaneously. However, if a sharp object is not eliminated early, it can penetrate the bowel wall and cause severe complications. Endoscopic techniques for removing sharp foreign bodies safely include methods using a protector hood and overtube. An overtube is uncomfortable and has limitations in its diameter. We introduced a method using a latex glove, which is easily available, comfortable, and has no limitations in diameter. In addition, two endoscopes were used to reduce the risk of complications, and the large sharp object was easily wrapped with the latex glove. We report a case of a sharp and large foreign body being removed endoscopically using a latex glove and two endoscopes without any complications.

Keyword

Latex glove; Sharp foreign body; Endoscopic removal
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