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Oesophageal foreign bodies at the University Hospital of the West Indies.
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PMID:  15892390     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A retrospective study was conducted of 97 patients with oesophageal foreign bodies (EFB). The patients were admitted to assess characteristics of EFB, modes of presentation and radiological and endoscopic findings. The patients were from the University Hospital of the West Indies and most (42%) were over the fourth decade of life. The commonest EFB were bones. A negative radiological finding was not a reliable means to select patients for endoscopy. Oesophagoscopy is a reliable method in the treatment of EFB impaction. There were no major complications or deaths.
E W Williams; D Chambers; H Ashman; J Williams-Johnson; P Singh; A H McDonald; M Reid; B Brown
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The West Indian medical journal     Volume:  54     ISSN:  0043-3144     ISO Abbreviation:  West Indian Med J     Publication Date:  2005 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-05-16     Completed Date:  2005-06-16     Revised Date:  2008-03-10    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417410     Medline TA:  West Indian Med J     Country:  Jamaica    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  47-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
Emergency Medicine Division, Department of Surgery, Radiology, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care and Tropical Medicine Research Institute The University Hospital of the West Indies, Kingston 7, Jamaica, West Indies.
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MeSH Terms
Bone and Bones
Foreign Bodies / epidemiology*,  radiography,  therapy
Middle Aged
Retrospective Studies
West Indies / epidemiology

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