Endoscopic foreign body retrieval through a gastrostomy feeding orifice

Academic Article


  • This report concerns the removal of a dental bridge through a feeding gastrostomy orifice under direct endoscopic visualization. A 90-year-old bedridden female with a feeding gastrostomy tube, dislodged and swallowed her dental bridge during a coughing episode. At upper endoscopy the dental bridge was snared in the stomach but removed with a pair of Kelly clamps through the feeding gastrostomy orifice. The removal technique and a discussion of our management alternatives are presented.
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  • Endoscopy  Journal
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    Author List

  • Wong RKH; Edelson JG; Sperling LC; Keegan MT; Johnson LF
  • Start Page

  • 232
  • End Page

  • 234
  • Volume

  • 14
  • Issue

  • 6