Selective upper endoscopy for foreign body ingestion in children: an evaluation of management protocol after 282 cases.

@article{Wong2006SelectiveUE,
  title={Selective upper endoscopy for foreign body ingestion in children: an evaluation of management protocol after 282 cases.},
  author={Kenneth K. Y. Wong and Christian Xinshuo Fang and Paul Kwong Hang Tam},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={41 12},
  pages={2016-8}
}
PURPOSE Foreign body ingestion is a common problem in both children and adults. This study aims to evaluate a management protocol where endoscopic examination was only selectively used after routine direct laryngoscopy to minimize patient discomfort and the need for general anesthesia in children. METHOD A management protocol for foreign body ingestion based on symptoms was introduced in 1998 and records of children admitted to a university-affiliated hospital between January 1999 and October… CONTINUE READING
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