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n.1.(Surg.) The operation of making an incision into the esophagus, for the purpose of removing any foreign substance that obstructs the passage.
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The foreign body was removed by esophagotomy by temporarily holding the cranial and caudal esophageal lumen.
Decker, and P Schemmer, "Cervical esophagotomy for foreign body extraction--case report and comprehensive review of the literature," Annals of Medicine and Surgery, vol.
We conclude that cervical esophagotomy is a safe method for removing foreign bodies impacted in the cervical esophagus when they cannot be removed endoscopically.