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Endoscopic removal of ingested foreign bodies – Analysis of two cases
 
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Department of Emergency Medicine, Independent Public Teaching Hospital No 4 in Lublin, Poland
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Andrzej Prystupa   

Department of Emergency Medicine, Independent Public Teaching Hospital No 4 in Lublin, Staszica 16, Lublin, Poland
 
J Pre Clin Clin Res. 2015;9(2):172–173
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ABSTRACT
Introduction and Objective:
The study describes the clinical characteristics of two patients who underwent endoscopic removal of a foreign body from the GI tract. Thea in was comparative analysis of endoscopy and other methods of treatment.

Material and Methods:
The cases of two patients who presented to the ED with complaints related to the swallowing of foreign bodies (dentures) were retrospectively reviewed. Diagnostic methods, treatment, risk factors and clinical outcomes were analyzed.

Conclusions:
In most cases, endoscopy is an effective method of foreign body removal; however, some patients may require other treatment (eg. patients with risk factors or location/position of foreign body that cannot be treated by endoscopy). Endoscopy is also safe, available and a relatively quick procedure.

 
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