Management of foreign bodies in the airway and oesophagus.

  title={Management of foreign bodies in the airway and oesophagus.},
  author={Hugo An{\'i}bal Rodr{\'i}guez and Giulio Cesare Pass{\`a}li and Dar{\'i}o Gregori and Alberto Chinski and Carlos Tiscornia and Hugo Botto and Mary Nieto and Adri{\'a}n Zanetta and Desiderio Pass{\'a}li and Giselle Cuestas},
  journal={International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology},
  volume={76 Suppl 1},
BACKGROUND Ingestion and/or aspiration of foreign bodies (FB) are avoidable incidents. Children between 1 and 3 years are common victims for many reasons: exploration of the environment through the mouth, lack of molars which decreases their ability to properly chew food, lack of cognitive capacity to distinguish between edible and inedible objects, and tendency to distraction and to perform other activities, like playing, whilst eating. Most FBs are expelled spontaneously, but a significant… CONTINUE READING
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