Curbside Consultation in Endoscopy: 49 Clinical Questions, Second Edition

Joseph Leung, MD; Simon Lo, MD

Question 3: What Are The Essential Tools For Removing Esophagogastric Foreign Bodies, And When Should I Apply These Devices? (continued)

Luo-wei Wang, MD, PhD; Zhao-shen Li, MD

Foreign-object ingestion and food-bolus impaction occur commonly. The majority of foreign bodies (ie, foreign objects and food bolus) that reach the stomach will pass spontaneously. However, 10% to 20% of cases will require nonoperative intervention, and approximately 1% will require surgical procedures.1 Most cases of foreign body ingestion occur in the pediatric age group, with a peak incidence between 6 months and 6 years.2 In adults, foreign object ingestion occurs more commonly among patients with psychiatric illnesses, mental retardation, alcoholic intoxication…