Issue N# 2 - 2011
Extraction of the esophageal foreign bodies by cervicotomy: our experience about 9 cases
Authors : N’Gattia KV, Kacouchia NB, Kouassi YM, Vroh Bi TS, Mobio NM, Kouassi-Ndjeundo J, Buraïma F, Tanon-Anoh MJ, Kouassi B, Portmann D. (Bouaké, Abidjan, Bordeaux)
Ref. : Rev Laryngol Otol Rhinol. 2011;132,2:123-128.
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Objective: To present our experience of the extraction of the esophageal foreign bodies by cervicotomy route. Patients and method: Descriptive retrospective study from 2006 to 2010 realized in the ENT Departments of Yopougon and Treichville’s Teaching Hospital. Results: 9 (3.3%) of 270 patients underwent surgery to remove esophageal foreign bodies. The average age of the patients was of 14.6 years (extremes: 8 months and 49 years). The foreign bodies were fish bone, hook of clothes peg, medallion, denture and weld. Cervicotomy was performed at once in 4 cases and after failure of esophagoscopy in 5 cases. There were 2 complications (pharyngostoma and suppuration of the operating site). Conclusion: The cervicotomy must be quickly performed in case of perforation with or without neck abscess, sharp or voluminous bodies.
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