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  • Saturday, May 1, 2004
  • Food and Foreign Body Impaction In Upper GI Tract
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    Food and Foreign Body Impaction In Upper GI Tract
    M Yasser F. Abu-Safieh
    Gastrointestinal Endoscopy April 2004 (Vol. 59, Issue 5, Page P242
    Background: Ingestion of foreign bodies and food impaction are the most
    common cause of esophageal obstruction, which is considered as acute emergency,
    this obstruction can be caused by soft, blunt, and sharp objects. Endoscopy is
    considered as the main therapeutic procedure, surgical intervention is rarely
    needed. Methods: a retrospective study of all patients’ records with acute
    esophageal obstruction or presence of radio-opaque foreign body in esophagus or
    stomach. Urgent EGD used to be done in outpatient clinic, or elective, if the
    patient has the foreign body days in the stomach. XQ10, XV10, and Q20 Olympus
    gastroscopes were used, retrieval was carried out by snare or tetrapode grasper,
    over tube was used once indicated. Conscious sedation, by using
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  • Wednesday, April 15, 1998
  • Lye-induced esophagitis: Course and follow up of 29 patients
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  • LYE-INDUCED ESOPHAGITIS: COURSE AND FOLLOW UP OF 29
    PATIENTS. M. Yasser F Abu Safieh M.D. Nablus -West Bank.
    Introduction: Lye is a household detergent, used in small villages in the
    West Bank, for home made soap, accidental ingestion of this corrosive during
    childhood, will induce acute alkaline esophagitis followed by a stricture in
    lower and middle esophagus.
    Aim: The aim of this study is to evaluate the chronic sequel of lye
    esophagitis, management of the stricture, morbidity and mortality of repeated
    dilation, and colonic interposition.
    Materials & Methods: Twenty nine patients were diagnosed between 1990-
    1997. All have had accidental ingestion of lye during childhood. The majority
    presented to a pediatrician or general practitioner immediately after ingestion
    and used to be referred for:- I- Dilation after development of the stricture,
    2-Urgent gastroscopy for impacted food in upper esophagus, and 3- Dilation
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  • Monday, April 1, 1996
  • COLD SNARE POLYPECTOMY; OUT PATIENT TREATMENT OF JUVENILE RECTAL POLYP
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    COLD SNARE POLYPECTOMY; OUT PATIENT TREATMENT
    OF JUVENILE RECTAL POLYP.
    BY : M. YA$SER F. ABU SAFIEH. MD
    NABLUS - WEST BANK
    INTRODUCTION :- Juvenile rectal polyp (JRP): Considered as the
    most common cause of rectal bleeding in children, cold snare
    polypectomy can be used for small size polyp (< 0.5 cm ); but larger
    polyps need electrocautery to be removed
    METHODS: Twenty-eight (28) children were referred for sigmoidoscopy
    because of rectal bleeding from ( Dec. 1993 - Jul. 1995 ) prepared
    by Bisacodyl enema, Olympus OSF-2 sigomoidoscope was used, or
    (XQ 10 ) gastroscopr when difficulty of introducing OSF-2
    Olympus (SD-9L, 11L) snare used without sedation and a wtitten
    consent was signed by one of the parents.
    RESULTS: Out of the 28 patients 18, ( 13 male, 5 female ) were found
    to have pedunculatcd rectal pol
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