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Gastroenterology Medicine & Research

An Update on the Endoscopic Management of Food Bolus Obstruction (FBO)

Submission: December 02, 2019; Published: January 22, 2020

DOI: 10.31031/GMR.2020.03.000584

ISSN 2637-7632
Volume4 Issue1


Food bolus obstruction (FBO) is a common presentation to Emergency Department. Majority of patients are elderly, and most have underlying esophageal pathologies. Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) has become a leading cause of food impaction in young adults. Recurrent FBO occurs in approximately 20% due to persistent underlying esophageal pathologies. Endoscopy remains the preferred method of food bolus extraction and treatment of the underlying esophageal pathologies. This review article aims to provide an update on the endoscopic management of FBO.

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