ISSN 1305-3825 | E-ISSN 1305-3612
Interventional Radiology - Technical Note
Percutaneous transgastrostomic interventional radiology-operated endoscopy facilitates foreign body removal using rigid endobronchial forceps
1 Division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiology, University of Michigan Health Systems, Ann Arbor, MI, USA  
2 University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI, USA  
Diagn Interv Radiol ; : -


Retained foreign bodies within the stomach and proximal small bowel can be problematic in patients with prior cerebrovascular injury or head and neck/esophageal malignancy, given the increased vulnerability of this patient population to complications from aspiration and increased difficulty of esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) in cases of tumoral obstruction. We present an alternative method for foreign body retrieval through an existing gastrostomy tract, which offers the benefits of fast procedure times, reduction in radiation dose and fluoroscopy time, and allows for safer retrieval of foreign bodies by using direct visualization. This technique can be performed entirely by interventional radiologists.

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