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Perforation of the piriform recessus by a swallowed glass splinter presenting as pneumomediastinum in a child.
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PMID:  15278376     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The swallowing of sharp glass splinters is rare due to the difficulty of swallowing such objects, and perforation of the piriform recessus and mediastinitis are unusual complications. Perforation of the piriform recessus due to a swallowed sharp glass splinter requires prompt treatment. This report describes a child who was operated on immediately after the diagnosis of perforation of the piriform recessus and was managed successfully. Light-guided pharyngoscopy was very useful for detecting the region of perforation. The literature on such injuries is reviewed here, and the problems associated with treating children with perforation of the piriform recessus and mediastinitis caused by swallowed glass splinters are discussed.
T Okada; F Sasaki; S Todo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2004-07-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric surgery international     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0179-0358     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Surg. Int.     Publication Date:  2004 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-09-27     Completed Date:  2005-04-05     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8609169     Medline TA:  Pediatr Surg Int     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  643-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Hokkaido University School of Medicine, Kita-ku, Kita 15, Nishi 7, 060-8638 Sapporo, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Foreign Bodies / complications
Hypopharynx / injuries*,  surgery
Mediastinal Emphysema / etiology
Otorhinolaryngologic Surgical Procedures
Subcutaneous Emphysema / etiology
Treatment Outcome
Wounds, Stab / complications,  surgery*

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