Korean J Gastrointest Endosc > Volume 18(5); 1998 > Article
Korean Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 1998;18(5): 651-657.
원저 : 식도 위장관 ; 위장관 이물질에 관한 고찰 ( Original Articles : Esophagus , Stomach & Intestine ; A Review of an Endoscopic Extraction in 19 Cases of Gaastrointestinal Foreign Bodies )
이석호, 이규택, 강인구, 성인경, 이종균, 이준혁, 이풍렬, 김재준, 고광철, 백승운, 이종철, 최규완 (Suk Ho Lee, Kyu Taek Lee, In Koo Kang, In Kyung Sung, Jong Kyun Lee, Joon Hyoek Lee, Poong Lyul Rhee, Jae Jun Kim, Kwang Cheol Koh, Seung Woon Paik, Jong Chul Rhee and Kyoo Wan Choi)
Abstract

Background/Aims:
Foreign bodies in the upper gastrointestinal (G-I) tract are produced chiefly by accidental swallowing and rarely produce symptoms. But it is recommended to remove the foreign bodies if they produce symptoms or remain in the G-I tract for a long duration. The purpose of this study was to anlyze the results of therapeutic endoscopic foreign bodies extraction and appropriate removal methods for each foreign bodies.
Methods:
A clinical review was performed in 19 cases involving a foreign body in the upper & lower G-I tract which underwent the endoscopic extraction of the foreign body at Samsung Medical Center from November 1995 to November 1997. (Kerean J Gastrointest Endosc 18: 651-657, 1998) (continue..)
Key Words: Gsatrointestinal ( G-I ) tract , Foreign body , Endoscopic extraction
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