Foreign body aspiration in childhood.

  title={Foreign body aspiration in childhood.},
  author={Y. Laks and Zohar Barzilay},
  journal={Pediatric emergency care},
  volume={4 2},
We studied 149 children aged seven months to 13 years (mean age 2.9 +/- 0.2 years) who had aspirated foreign bodies for age, sex, and type of foreign body. Symptoms, physical findings, chest x-ray, and fluoroscopy were compared with different sites of enlodgement. Positive history was obtained in 135 (91%). In 133 children, the diagnosis was made on admission. Frequent symptoms were cough (80%) and cyanosis (27%) following aspiration, while prevalent emergency department symptoms were cough (33… CONTINUE READING


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