A randomized clinical trial of the management of esophageal coins in children.

  title={A randomized clinical trial of the management of esophageal coins in children.},
  author={Mark L Waltzman and Marc Baskin and David Wypij and David H. Mooney and Dwight T Jones and Gary R. Fleisher},
  volume={116 3},
CONTEXT Children frequently ingest coins. When lodged in the esophagus, the coin may cause complications and must either be removed or observed to pass spontaneously. OBJECTIVES (1) To compare relatively immediate endoscopic removal to a period of observation followed by removal when necessary and (2) to evaluate the relationship between select clinical features and spontaneous passage. DESIGN/SETTING Randomized, prospective study of children <21 years old who presented to an emergency… CONTINUE READING

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