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08 June 2022 : Case report  Japan

[In Press] Endoscopic Mucosal Incision to Remove a Fish Bone Completely Embedded Under the Esophageal Mucosa: A Case Report and Literature Review

Unusual clinical course

Yudai Koito1E, Takeharu Asano1F, Satohiro Matsumoto ORCID logo1BDEF, Hirosato Mashima ORCID logo1EF

DOI: 10.12659/AJCR.936773

Am J Case Rep In Press; DOI: 10.12659/AJCR.936773  

Available online: 2022-06-08, In Press, Corrected Proof

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Esophageal foreign bodies are known to cause esophageal perforation, penetration, and mediastinitis if left untreated. Therefore, it is desirable to remove them immediately upon being diagnosed. While endoscopic removal is the first choice for removing esophageal foreign bodies, surgical procedures are required when endoscopic removal is not possible due to the shape of the foreign bodies, or if they are completely embedded within or outside the esophageal wall.
An 83-year-old woman experienced pain in her throat after eating grilled fish. She visited our hospital the following day. Computed tomography (CT) confirmed a linear foreign body had likely become completely embedded inside the cervical esophageal wall. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy was performed under general anesthesia, but the foreign body was not visible. Thereafter, endoscopic mucosal incision was performed and the malpositioned fish bone was finally found. We were able to remove it with gripping forceps. The procedure was completed with the mucosal incision site left open, as there was no obvious damage to the muscle layer. Postoperative CT also confirmed the full removal of the fish bone as well as the lack of any perforation. Following surgery, she underwent 2 days of fasting before re-starting meals. She was discharged uneventfully from the hospital on the seventh hospital day.
Even when the foreign body is not visible via endoscopy, it can still be removed by endoscopic mucosal incision based on the CT and endoscopic findings. We summarized 10 similar cases and discussed the efficacy of endoscopic removal of foreign bodies buried under the esophageal mucosa.

Keywords: Endoscopy, Digestive System; Esophageal Diseases; Foreign Bodies


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American Journal of Case Reports eISSN: 1941-5923
American Journal of Case Reports eISSN: 1941-5923