Irreversible hydrocolloid: An unusual presentation of esophageal obstruction

March 1, 2007
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Abstract. Upper digestive tract obstruction can occur after ingestion of various types of foreign bodies. However, to the best of our knowledge, no case of a near-total obstruction caused by an irreversible hydrocolloid has heretofore been reported in the literature. We present just such a case, and we discuss our preferred method of removing foreign bodies from the cervical esophagus.


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