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Diagnostic and therapeutic use of the flexible nasendoscope in the management of an impacted upper oesophageal food bolus.
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PMID:  15638976     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The flexible nasendoscope is now an integral tool in most otorhinolaryngology departments for visualizing the hypopharyngolarynx. A technique has been described using the modified Valsalva manoeuvre to improve visualization of the hypopharynx during flexible nasopharyngoscopy. The authors report an alternative technique for visualizing the upper oesophagus using the flexible nasendoscope, and highlight three cases where there was accurate visualization of an impacted oesophageal food bolus. Subsequently, these patients underwent flexible oesophagoscopy to dislodge the foreign body. The authors also describe three cases where the flexible nasendoscope was successfully used to visualize and negotiate the impacted food bolus beyond the cricopharyngeus. This is a safe and simple procedure performed without any sedation and reduces the need for prolonged hospitalization.
A S El-Hawrani; N A McCluney; M S W Lee; J K V Clarke; W S McKerrow
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of laryngology and otology     Volume:  118     ISSN:  0022-2151     ISO Abbreviation:  J Laryngol Otol     Publication Date:  2004 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-01-10     Completed Date:  2005-03-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8706896     Medline TA:  J Laryngol Otol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  882-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Raigmore Hospital, Inverness IV2 3UJ, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Esophagoscopy / methods
Foreign Bodies / diagnosis*,  surgery

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