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Endoscopic removal of sharp foreign objects using an oversleeve

Endoscopic removal of sharp foreign objects using an oversleeve

South African Medical Journal 60(19): 743-744

A method for the endoscopic removal of sharp foreign objects from the [human] subject using a plastic oversleeve, is described. This sleeve allows repeated passage of the endoscope without discomfort and minimizes the risk of the foreign body causing damage to the mucosa or of its being dislodged from the grasping forceps as it is withdrawn.

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