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dc.contributor.authorStubington, TJ
dc.date.accessioned2021-01-15T09:29:30Z
dc.date.available2021-01-15T09:29:30Z
dc.date.issued2021-01
dc.identifier.citationEur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2021 Jan 8. doi: 10.1007/s00405-020-06569-5. Epub ahead of print.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12904/847
dc.description.abstractPurpose: Food bolus and oesophageal foreign bodies are a common presentation that may be managed by otolaryngologists, gastroenterologists, acute medicine physicians and accident and emergency. The condition is highly variable with presentations ranging from well patients whose obstruction spontaneously passes to peri-arrest with severe aspiration or impending airway compromise. Management of this condition is heterogeneous and often depends on the specialty the patient is originally admitted under. There exist European and American guidelines from the perspective of gastroenterology, but there are no UK-based guidelines and limited consideration of the role of the otolaryngologists and rigid oesophagoscopy. Methods: An extensive literature search was carried out to generate conclusions on key management questions for food bolus and oesophageal foreign bodies. This was then summarised into both a written summary of the evidence and a graphical decision tree. Results: This paper is a review article and presents conclusions regarding management options for food bolus and oesophageal foreign bodies. Conclusion: This article considers the current evidence surrounding investigation and management of oesophageal food bolus and foreign body. It draws conclusions regarding presentation, investigation and subsequent operative treatment. As part of this process, we propose a graphical decision tree to assist in management decisions.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectBolusen
dc.subjectForeign Bodyen
dc.subjectObstructionen
dc.subjectOesophagealen
dc.titleFood bolus and oesophageal foreign body: a summary of the evidence and proposed management processen
dc.typeArticleen


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