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Esophageal perforation following accidental coin ingestion: surgical management
Epublication WebSurg.com, Jul 2017;17(07). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en4977
In this video, Professor Becmeur demonstrates the management of a 6-year old boy who accidentally ingested a coin. An unsuccessful attempt at removing the coin using a rigid endoscope led to thoracoscopy used to manage the patient’s pleural mediastinal empyema. The main principles and technical aspects of esophageal wound repair and postoperative management are also outlined.