Retrospective review of surgical management of foreign body ingestion

M. M. Shaariyah, Bee See Goh

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Abstract

Endoscopic examination and removal of foreign body under general anaesthesia are recommended for persistent symptomatic patient with or without significant findings on radiological examination. This report evaluates the management outcome of surgical removal of foreign body ingestion in upper gastrointestinal tract. A total of 70 cases with full documentation were reviewed retrospectively from June 1998 until December 2007. There were 32 male and 38 female with age range from 6 months to 87 years old (mean: 36.9 years). Sixty five patients (93%) were adults and 15 (7%) were below 13 years. Fish bones were the most common foreign body found (44.3%). Radiologically, foreign bodies were highly suspicious in 51 cases (76.1%). Intraoperatively, thirty six cases (70.6%) were positive. From 16 cases (23.9%) with normal radiograph, 10 cases (62.5%) were found to have foreign bodies. Therefore the plain radiograph is helpful, but clinical presentation is more reliable to determine surgical removal under general anaesthesia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)307-310
Number of pages4
JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
Volume64
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2009

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Keywords

  • Endoscopic examination
  • Fish bone
  • Foreign body
  • Plain radiograph

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Retrospective review of surgical management of foreign body ingestion. / Shaariyah, M. M.; Goh, Bee See.

In: Medical Journal of Malaysia, Vol. 64, No. 4, 12.2009, p. 307-310.

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