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June 1979

Glucagon and Esophageal Meat Impaction

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Biocommunications, Louisiana State University Medical Center, New Orleans.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1979;105(6):367-368. doi:10.1001/archotol.1979.00790180065017

• Glucagon is suggested as an alternate method of treatment in difficult cases of esophageal meat impaction. Glucagon has been used in diagnostic roentgenology to facilitate smooth muscle relaxation. We describe its characteristics and mode of action, and we report two cases that emphasize the advantages of glucagon therapy as a primary modality or as an alternative in problem cases.

(Arch Otolaryngol 105:367-368, 1979)