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Sep 19, 2009

Endoscopy used to remove bone piece from man's throat


A bite of a chicken dish turned out to be a nightmarish experience for a 53-year old man as a one-inch long bone piece got stuck in his throat, threatening his life before doctors at a hospital here removed it in a rare procedure.K P Thangavelu underwent an endoscopic procedure and has completely recovered, Dr C Palanivelu of Gem Hospital and Research here told reporters tonight.

The man, who had developed pain while eating chicken a week ago and unable to hear or move his neck, was referred to the hospital. A barium test revealed a bone piece stuck in the throat, resulting in a cavity of pus surrounding the bone and blocking the airway, Palanivelu said.

A team, led by Dr P S Rajan performed endoscopic drainage of pus and the bone piece was removed after a 15-minute surgery under anaesthesia. Any further delay in the procedure would have compressed the airway and the life of the patient would have been in danger, he said.

He claimed this was one of the rare occasions when pus was drained endoscopically without need for open surgery.

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