Role of Foley's catheter in removing foreign body of oesophagus

Prakash Adhikari, C. L. Bhusal, R. P.S. Guragain, S. Acharya, B. Budhathoki

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Oesophageal foreign bodies are commonly removed with rigid oesophagoscopy under general anaesthesia, but spherical foreign bodies can also be removed using a foley's catheter under fluoroscopic control without anaesthesia. We present a case of successful removal of a spherical marble from the oesophagus in a four years old girl by a foley's catheter under general anaesthesia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)70-71
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Nepal Medical Association
Issue number173
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Foley's catheter
  • Foreign body
  • Oesophagus


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