Lucky to Retrieve an Unusual Large Foreign Body by Endoscopy: A Case ReportLi Li, Wenhui Zhang, Jun Han, Xuemei Ma, Xinzhen Wang, Ying Liu, Bo Jin and Hanwei Li*
Liver Cirrhosis Treatment and Endoscopy Center of 302 Military Hospital of China, Beijing, 100039, China
- *Corresponding Author:
- Han-Wei Li
Liver Cirrhosis Treatment and Endoscopy
Center of 302 Military Hospital of China
Beijing 100049, China
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: January 05, 2016 Accepted date: January 15, 2016 Published date: January 25, 2016
Citation: Li L, Zhang W, Han J, Ma X, Wang X, et al. (2016) Lucky to Retrieve an Unusual Large Foreign Body by Endoscopy: A Case Report. J Gastrointest Dig Syst 6:380. doi:10.4172/2161-069X.1000380
Copyright: © 2016 Li L, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Ingestion of foreign bodies that lodge in the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract is a common clinical situation. A 34 year-old male who swallowed an unusual huge spring in a bet without any symptoms. There were no available endoscopic overtubes or devices for this kind of huge foreign object to protect the esophageal mucosa from laceration during the retrieval procedure. Fortunately, it was removed by endoscopy without severe complications. We present the case to arouse further concern about such as huge foreign bodies, how to be extracted more safely and less invasive.