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Korean Journal of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery > Volume 27(3); 1984 > Article
Korean Journal of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 1984;27(3): 276-81.
A Clinical Study of Foreign Bodies in Bronchoesophagus
Chong Nahm Kim, MD
Department of Otolaryngology, College of Medicine, Ewha Womans University, Korea
기도 및 식도이물에 관한 연구
이화여자대학교 의과대학 이비인후과학교실

Author have statistically analysed the 87 cases of the foreign bodies in air and food passage which were treated endoscopically at Dept. of E.N.T. in Ewha Womans University Hospital during 5 years from Jan. 1979 to Dec. 1983. The following results were obtained. 1) The ratio between food and air passage was about 16 : 1. 2) In sex distribution, male were prevalent(M : F=57.9% : 42.1%). 3) In the age incidence, 65.6% of the esophageal foreign bodies were under 5 years of age and 14.7% were over 40 years of age. 4) The most common foreign bodies in esophagus were coin(65.9%) and meat ball(8.5%). 5) The most prevalent site of lodgement in the esophagus was the first narrowing(82.0%). In the air passage, bronchial foreign bodies were more common and the right bronchus was the more frequent site(40.0%). 6) In duration of lodgement, 87.9% of esophageal foreign bodies and 60% of foreign bodies in the air passage were removed within one day.

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