Swimmer's view

A diagnostic adjunct for oesophageal foreign bodies

J. Kanagalingam, C. Georgalas, A. Zainal, G. Mochloulis

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Abstract

We describe the use of a common radiographic view of the lower cervical skeleton, 'Swimmer's View', to aid the diagnosis of foreign bodies in the upper oesophagus, which may be obscured by the clavicles. We further recommend this view when there is uncertainty over the nature of an impacted food bolus in this location, and luminal air is the only visible sign on a plain soft-tissue cervical radiograph.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)641-642
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Volume47
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2002
Externally publishedYes

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Clavicle
Foreign Bodies
Skeleton
Esophagus
Uncertainty
Air
Food

Keywords

  • Foreign body
  • Imaging
  • Oesophagus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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Kanagalingam, J., Georgalas, C., Zainal, A., & Mochloulis, G. (2002). Swimmer's view: A diagnostic adjunct for oesophageal foreign bodies. Journal of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 47(4), 641-642.

Swimmer's view : A diagnostic adjunct for oesophageal foreign bodies. / Kanagalingam, J.; Georgalas, C.; Zainal, A.; Mochloulis, G.

In: Journal of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Vol. 47, No. 4, 08.2002, p. 641-642.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Kanagalingam, J, Georgalas, C, Zainal, A & Mochloulis, G 2002, 'Swimmer's view: A diagnostic adjunct for oesophageal foreign bodies', Journal of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, vol. 47, no. 4, pp. 641-642.
Kanagalingam J, Georgalas C, Zainal A, Mochloulis G. Swimmer's view: A diagnostic adjunct for oesophageal foreign bodies. Journal of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. 2002 Aug;47(4):641-642.
Kanagalingam, J. ; Georgalas, C. ; Zainal, A. ; Mochloulis, G. / Swimmer's view : A diagnostic adjunct for oesophageal foreign bodies. In: Journal of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. 2002 ; Vol. 47, No. 4. pp. 641-642.
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