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PERFORATIONS OF RESPIRATORY AND ALIMENTARY TRACTS BY METALLIC FOREIGN BODIES

PERFORATIONS OF RESPIRATORY AND ALIMENTARY TRACTS BY METALLIC FOREIGN BODIES Abstract FOREIGN bodies in the air and food passages are quite common, such that no endoscopist's office is complete without a dramatic display of fascinating objects he has recovered from them during his medical career. Ellen Patterson,1 in a review of the literature regarding such foreign bodies, reports that the earliest recorded case treated successfully is attributed to Nicholas Habicot, who, in 1620, performed a tracheotomy to relieve the incident suffocation. The objects involved were nine pistoles wrapped in a cloth, swallowed by a 14-year-old boy in imminent danger of being robbed of them. Habicot, being unable otherwise to extract these coins, forced them into the stomach by means of a lead probe, whereupon they progressed in the usual manner. In the same article is a note on the first recorded case of tracheotomy for removing a foreign body. Verdue,* in his "Surgical Pathology," published in Amsterdam in 1717, described References 1. Patterson, E. J.: Laryngoscope 34:758 ( (Oct.) ) 1924. 2. Gross, S. D.: A Practical Treatise on Foreign Bodies in the Air-Passages , Philadelphia, Blanchard & Lea, 1854, p. 226. 3. Jackson C.: J. A. M. A. 77:1178 ( (Oct. 8) ) 1921.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png A.M.A. Archives of Otolaryngology American Medical Association

PERFORATIONS OF RESPIRATORY AND ALIMENTARY TRACTS BY METALLIC FOREIGN BODIES

A.M.A. Archives of Otolaryngology , Volume 61 (2) – Feb 1, 1955

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1955 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0096-6894
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10.1001/archotol.1955.00720020178004
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Abstract

Abstract FOREIGN bodies in the air and food passages are quite common, such that no endoscopist's office is complete without a dramatic display of fascinating objects he has recovered from them during his medical career. Ellen Patterson,1 in a review of the literature regarding such foreign bodies, reports that the earliest recorded case treated successfully is attributed to Nicholas Habicot, who, in 1620, performed a tracheotomy to relieve the incident suffocation. The objects involved were nine pistoles wrapped in a cloth, swallowed by a 14-year-old boy in imminent danger of being robbed of them. Habicot, being unable otherwise to extract these coins, forced them into the stomach by means of a lead probe, whereupon they progressed in the usual manner. In the same article is a note on the first recorded case of tracheotomy for removing a foreign body. Verdue,* in his "Surgical Pathology," published in Amsterdam in 1717, described References 1. Patterson, E. J.: Laryngoscope 34:758 ( (Oct.) ) 1924. 2. Gross, S. D.: A Practical Treatise on Foreign Bodies in the Air-Passages , Philadelphia, Blanchard & Lea, 1854, p. 226. 3. Jackson C.: J. A. M. A. 77:1178 ( (Oct. 8) ) 1921.Crossref

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A.M.A. Archives of OtolaryngologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Feb 1, 1955

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