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Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú

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ISHIOKA, Shinichi et al. Aortoesophageal fistula: successful managenet of harzardous complication caused by foreingn body. Rev. gastroenterol. Perú [online]. 2008, vol.28, n.3, pp.278-281. ISSN 1022-5129.

The rate of foreign body ingestion in the gastrointestinal tract requiring endoscopic treatment is 10% to 20% and its retention in the esophagus may represent risk of severe complications. Additionally to endoscopic treatment, surgical procedure might be necessary in approximately 1%. The case of an alcoholic patient, which accidentally ingested a dental prosthesis during an episode of severe drunkenness, is reported. He developed an aortoesophageal fistula that, after endoscopic evaluation, was surgically treated with success.

Keywords : Esophageal Foreign body; Dental Prosthesis; Aortoesophageal Fistula; Fístula aortoesofágica.

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