Esophageal foreign bodies in children: Emphasis on complicated cases.

  title={Esophageal foreign bodies in children: Emphasis on complicated cases.},
  author={Tariq Ibrahim Altokhais and Alhanouf Al-Saleem and Abdulmonem Gado and Ayed Al-Qahtani and Abdulrahman A Al-Bassam},
  journal={Asian journal of surgery},
  volume={40 5},
BACKGROUND Esophageal foreign bodies (EFBs) are a relatively common clinical problem in pediatric patients. The majority of EFBs pass harmlessly through the gastrointestinal tract; however, some EFBs can cause significant morbidities. This study was conducted to review our experience in managing esophageal foreign bodies in pediatric patients, with an emphasis on the management and outcomes of complicated cases. METHODS Between March 1995 and March 2013, the records of all children up to the… CONTINUE READING
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