A comprehensive study of oesophageal foreign bodies


  • Carnegie J. A. De Sa Department of ENT, Goa Medical College, Bambolim, Goa
  • H. C. Goel Department of ENT, Goa Medical College, Bambolim, Goa




Foreign bodies, Oesophagus, Oesophagoscopy


Background: Various foreign bodies of respiratory and food passage are enlisted. Nature of foreign bodies their presentation, management and complications are discussed.

Methods: 200 consecutive cases of foreign bodies in the oesophagus which were admitted in a tertiary care hospital are included in the study.  

Results: Most of the ingested foreign bodies managed with oesophagoscopy except three cases of denture.

Conclusions: Children below 10 years of age are the commonest candidates prone to ingest foreign bodies. The coins are the most frequently ingested foreign bodies. Though most of the foreign bodies can be managed safely with oesophagoscopy, yet one has to be careful while removing sharp foreign bodies like dentures etc. 

Author Biography

H. C. Goel, Department of ENT, Goa Medical College, Bambolim, Goa

Professor and Head,Department of E.N.T.


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