Srinagar, Nov 26: In a rare case, a successful endoscopic foreign body removal from stomach was performed at District hospital Pulwama.
The procedure was conducted by Dr Tariq Ahmad Paddar, Dr Syed Asif Rafiq and Feroz Ahmad (Technician).
Dr Tariq Ahmad Paddar said that a young boy with a history of ingestion of chicken bone chip, got stuck at Crico-pharynx, reported to ENT department district hospital Pulwama.
After the examination the patient was immediately rushed to the Endoscopy section where a team of doctors removed the bone chip, he said.
“This emergency procedure was first of its kind done at DH Pulwama and this is a lifesaving procedure as the patient was saved from surgery,” he said.
He said that people sometimes swallow food or foreign bodies that become stuck in the digestive tract.
“Usually, the items pass through the digestive tract and are excreted from the body in stool. When a foreign object does not pass from the body on its own, you may need different procedures to remove it but endoscopic foreign body removal is an easy and lifesaving procedure,” he said.
Notably, to perform this procedure doctors use an endoscope. This long, flexible tube has a lighted camera at its tip and channels for inserting instruments through the scope. The doctor passes the endoscope through the mouth and into the oesophagus to see the obstruction. Using the instruments, the doctor can remove the foreign body.