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Multiple foreign bodies (open safety pins) in the oesophagus.
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PMID:  23119637     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Intra luminal hypopharyngeal and oesophageal foreign bodies are common. Among these the incidence of open safety pin is relatively uncommon and the occurrence of multiple open safety pins in the same ' individual is a very rare phenomenon. Removal of one open safety pin itself is a surgical enigma, as inadvertant attempts at removal may cause the pointed end to get impacted submucosally or intramurally or may cause oesophageal tear and calls for the assistance of a thoracic surgeon. This article intends to highlight the occurrence of multiple open safety pins in the lumen of the oesophagus and its difficulty in successful retrieval.
S Somasundaram; K B Mothilal; L Annamalai
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of otolaryngology and head and neck surgery : official publication of the Association of Otolaryngologists of India     Volume:  52     ISSN:  2231-3796     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg     Publication Date:  1999 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-02     Completed Date:  2012-11-05     Revised Date:  2013-05-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9422551     Medline TA:  Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  94-5     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of ENT, Coimbatore Medical College & Hospital, Coimbatore - 641 018 Tamilnadu.
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