Study of Foreign-Body Extraction from the Upper Third of the Esophagus in Children


Wen-Kui Bao 1 , *

How to Cite: Bao W. Study of Foreign-Body Extraction from the Upper Third of the Esophagus in Children, Iran J Pediatr. 2014 ; 24(2):214-218.


Iranian Journal of Pediatrics: 24 (2); 214-218
Published Online: February 10, 2014
Article Type: Case Report
Received: August 10, 2013
Accepted: December 16, 2013


Background: Throat-operating forceps are an auxiliary tool used for tracheal intubation during general anesthesia as well as for artificial respiration and during airway emergency when tracheal intubation is necessary. These forceps are a commonly used tool particularly for introducing the distal end of the endotracheal catheter into the airway at the epiglottis during difficult airway intubation and nasotracheal intubation. Throat-operating forceps have a required radian for operation at the intraoral epiglottis and have different types (large, medium, and small) that are suitable for patients of different ages. These tools have flexible forceps clamps and target-like, smooth distal ends that do not injure mucous membranes. Given these advantages, throat-operating forceps are used for pediatric endoesophageal foreign-body removal. Case Presentation: Pediatric patients were anesthetized using different methods according to their age. A total of 15 patients five years to nine years of age were recruited. Foreign bodies were successfully removed without any complications. Conclusion: Tracheal intubation forceps successfully removes esophageal foreign bodies in children because of the distinct shape of the forceps. The method is simple, feasible, and safe.




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