Pediatric gastrointestinal foreign body ingestions.

@article{Binder1984PediatricGF,
  title={Pediatric gastrointestinal foreign body ingestions.},
  author={Lutz Binder and Willie A. Anderson},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  year={1984},
  volume={13 2},
  pages={112-7}
}
One hundred twenty-five consecutive emergency department cases of pediatric gastrointestinal foreign body ingestions were analyzed retrospectively to tabulate data, identify high risk ingestions, and draw conclusions regarding the standard of care. Eleven patients (9%) were admitted for endoscopy or observation of high risk situations. Twenty patients (16%) were managed invasively, 19 with esophageal foreign bodies; 17 of 20 attempts at invasive management were successful. There was a 2… CONTINUE READING

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