|Title||A Novel Approach to Oropharyngeal Foreign Body Removal.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2018|
|Authors||Strohl MP, Dewyer NA, Sckolnick J, Ryan WR|
|Journal||Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg|
|Date Published||2018 01|
|Keywords||Adult, Aged, Contrast Media, Diagnosis, Differential, Female, Foreign Bodies, Household Articles, Humans, Laryngoscopy, Male, Robotic Surgical Procedures, Tomography, X-Ray Computed, Tongue|
Grill wire brush bristle foreign bodies most commonly embed in the oropharynx. Often these bristles can be removed in the clinic; however, on occasion, the patient requires general anesthesia for retrieval because of the gag reflex and difficulty with access and visualization. We report here on 2 cases of patients who underwent successful transoral robotic surgical retrieval of wire bristles from the base of tongue after unsuccessful direct laryngoscopy. Otolaryngologists should be aware of the use of robotic assistance for oropharyngeal foreign body retrieval.
|Alternate Journal||Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg|
A Novel Approach to Oropharyngeal Foreign Body Removal.
Nicholas Dewyer, MD