Clinical presentation, diagnosis and management of aerodigestive tract foreign bodies in the adult population: Part 1

SA Journal of Radiology


 
 
Field Value
 
Title Clinical presentation, diagnosis and management of aerodigestive tract foreign bodies in the adult population: Part 1
 
Creator Mathew, Rishi P. Sarasamma, Sreekutty Jose, Merin Toms, Ajith Jayaram, Vinayak Patel, Vimal Low, Gavin
 
Subject Family medicine; general practice; rural health; primary health care foreign body; fish bone; dentures; food bolus; bezoar; body packing
Description In the adult population, foreign bodies may be accidentally or intentionally ingested or even inserted into a body cavity. The majority of accidentally ingested foreign bodies pass through the alimentary tract without any complications and rarely require intervention. Accidentally ingested foreign bodies are usually fish bones, bones of other animals, and dentures. Oesophageal food impaction is the commonest cause of oesophageal foreign bodies in the Western hemisphere. Intentionally ingested foreign bodies may be organic or inorganic, and often require intervention; these patients have either underlying psychological or mental disease or are involved in illegal activities such as body packing, which involves trafficking narcotics. Imaging plays a crucial role in not only identifying the type, number and location of the foreign body but also in excluding any complications. In this comprehensive pictorial review, we provide an overview of the spectrum of foreign bodies ingested in adults, emphasising the role of various imaging modalities, their limitations and common foreign body mimickers on imaging.
 
Publisher AOSIS
 
Contributor NA
Date 2021-03-23
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — Review
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/sajr.v25i1.2022
 
Source South African Journal of Radiology; Vol 25, No 1 (2021); 13 pages 2078-6778 1027-202X
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://sajr.org.za/index.php/sajr/article/view/2022/2831 https://sajr.org.za/index.php/sajr/article/view/2022/2830 https://sajr.org.za/index.php/sajr/article/view/2022/2832 https://sajr.org.za/index.php/sajr/article/view/2022/2829
 
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