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World J Gastrointest Endosc. Mar 16, 2019; 11(3): 174-192
Published online Mar 16, 2019. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v11.i3.174
Foreign object ingestion and esophageal food impaction: An update and review on endoscopic management
Brian M Fung, Seth Sweetser, Louis M Wong Kee Song, James H Tabibian
Brian M Fung, UCLA-Olive View Internal Medicine Residency Program, Sylmar, CA 91342, United States
Seth Sweetser, Louis M Wong Kee Song, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, United States
James H Tabibian, Division of Gastroenterology, Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, Sylmar, CA 91342, United States
Author contributions: Fung BM and Tabibian JH reviewed the literature for relevant original studies and other content; Fung BM designed and/or formatted the figures; Tabibian JH, Sweetser S and Wong Kee Song LM reviewed the figures; Fung BM and Tabibian JH drafted the manuscript; Tabibian JH, Sweetser S and Wong Kee Song LM provided supervision; all authors provided critical input and approved of the manuscript.
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Corresponding author: James H Tabibian, MD, PhD, Health Sciences Clinical Associate Professor, Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Director of Endoscopy, Department of Medicine, Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, 14445 Olive View Dr., 2B-182, Sylmar, CA91342, United States.
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Received: February 2, 2019
Peer-review started: February 11, 2019
First decision: February 26, 2019
Revised: March 8, 2019
Accepted: March 11, 2019
Article in press: March 11, 2019
Published online: March 16, 2019
Core Tip

Core tip: Foreign body ingestion encompasses both foreign object ingestion (FOI) and esophageal food impaction (EFI) and represents a common and clinically significant scenario among patients of all ages. This article reviews the FOI and EFI literature and highlights important considerations and implications for pediatric and adult patients as well as their providers.