Through-the-scope, wire-guided esophageal dilation for the treatment of food impaction

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

Background: Acute esophageal food impaction (EFI) may be treated by endoscopic extraction of the food bolus either en bloc or in a piecemeal fashion. We have found this endoscopic extraction technique to be unsatisfactory. Objective: Our purpose was to demonstrate the use of through-the-scope (TTS), wire-guided esophageal balloon dilation to treat EFI. Design: Case reports defining the technique and results of esophageal balloon dilation to treat EFI. Setting: Tertiary referral center. Patients: Eleven patients presenting with EFI. Interventions: Through-the-scope (TTS), wire-guided esophageal balloon dilation to relieve EFI. Main outcome measurements: Endoscopic resolution of EFI. Results: TTS, wire-guided esophageal balloon dilation successfully dislodged the EFI in all 11 patients. The procedure took <5 minutes to complete in all cases. There were no major procedure-related complications. Limitations: Small number of patients. Conclusions: We have found TTS, wire-guided esophageal balloon dilation to be a simple, quick, safe, and effective technique to treat EFI.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2394-2396
Number of pages3
JournalDigestive Diseases and Sciences
Volume53
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2008

Fingerprint

Dilatation
Food
Therapeutics
Tertiary Care Centers

Keywords

  • Acute esophageal impaction
  • Balloon dilatation
  • Foreign bodies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

Cite this

Through-the-scope, wire-guided esophageal dilation for the treatment of food impaction. / Siddiqui, Ali Ahmed; Harford, William V.; Spechler, Stuart J.

In: Digestive Diseases and Sciences, Vol. 53, No. 9, 09.2008, p. 2394-2396.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{12c5f0ae4c5642408cfe9e5052a31414,
title = "Through-the-scope, wire-guided esophageal dilation for the treatment of food impaction",
abstract = "Background: Acute esophageal food impaction (EFI) may be treated by endoscopic extraction of the food bolus either en bloc or in a piecemeal fashion. We have found this endoscopic extraction technique to be unsatisfactory. Objective: Our purpose was to demonstrate the use of through-the-scope (TTS), wire-guided esophageal balloon dilation to treat EFI. Design: Case reports defining the technique and results of esophageal balloon dilation to treat EFI. Setting: Tertiary referral center. Patients: Eleven patients presenting with EFI. Interventions: Through-the-scope (TTS), wire-guided esophageal balloon dilation to relieve EFI. Main outcome measurements: Endoscopic resolution of EFI. Results: TTS, wire-guided esophageal balloon dilation successfully dislodged the EFI in all 11 patients. The procedure took <5 minutes to complete in all cases. There were no major procedure-related complications. Limitations: Small number of patients. Conclusions: We have found TTS, wire-guided esophageal balloon dilation to be a simple, quick, safe, and effective technique to treat EFI.",
keywords = "Acute esophageal impaction, Balloon dilatation, Foreign bodies",
author = "Siddiqui, {Ali Ahmed} and Harford, {William V.} and Spechler, {Stuart J.}",
year = "2008",
month = "9",
doi = "10.1007/s10620-007-0156-z",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "53",
pages = "2394--2396",
journal = "Digestive Diseases and Sciences",
issn = "0163-2116",
publisher = "Springer New York",
number = "9",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Through-the-scope, wire-guided esophageal dilation for the treatment of food impaction

AU - Siddiqui, Ali Ahmed

AU - Harford, William V.

AU - Spechler, Stuart J.

PY - 2008/9

Y1 - 2008/9

N2 - Background: Acute esophageal food impaction (EFI) may be treated by endoscopic extraction of the food bolus either en bloc or in a piecemeal fashion. We have found this endoscopic extraction technique to be unsatisfactory. Objective: Our purpose was to demonstrate the use of through-the-scope (TTS), wire-guided esophageal balloon dilation to treat EFI. Design: Case reports defining the technique and results of esophageal balloon dilation to treat EFI. Setting: Tertiary referral center. Patients: Eleven patients presenting with EFI. Interventions: Through-the-scope (TTS), wire-guided esophageal balloon dilation to relieve EFI. Main outcome measurements: Endoscopic resolution of EFI. Results: TTS, wire-guided esophageal balloon dilation successfully dislodged the EFI in all 11 patients. The procedure took <5 minutes to complete in all cases. There were no major procedure-related complications. Limitations: Small number of patients. Conclusions: We have found TTS, wire-guided esophageal balloon dilation to be a simple, quick, safe, and effective technique to treat EFI.

AB - Background: Acute esophageal food impaction (EFI) may be treated by endoscopic extraction of the food bolus either en bloc or in a piecemeal fashion. We have found this endoscopic extraction technique to be unsatisfactory. Objective: Our purpose was to demonstrate the use of through-the-scope (TTS), wire-guided esophageal balloon dilation to treat EFI. Design: Case reports defining the technique and results of esophageal balloon dilation to treat EFI. Setting: Tertiary referral center. Patients: Eleven patients presenting with EFI. Interventions: Through-the-scope (TTS), wire-guided esophageal balloon dilation to relieve EFI. Main outcome measurements: Endoscopic resolution of EFI. Results: TTS, wire-guided esophageal balloon dilation successfully dislodged the EFI in all 11 patients. The procedure took <5 minutes to complete in all cases. There were no major procedure-related complications. Limitations: Small number of patients. Conclusions: We have found TTS, wire-guided esophageal balloon dilation to be a simple, quick, safe, and effective technique to treat EFI.

KW - Acute esophageal impaction

KW - Balloon dilatation

KW - Foreign bodies

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=50249118570&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=50249118570&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1007/s10620-007-0156-z

DO - 10.1007/s10620-007-0156-z

M3 - Article

C2 - 18224439

AN - SCOPUS:50249118570

VL - 53

SP - 2394

EP - 2396

JO - Digestive Diseases and Sciences

JF - Digestive Diseases and Sciences

SN - 0163-2116

IS - 9

ER -