Coin Ingestion in Children: Which Size Is More Risky?


Tander B. , Yazici M., Rizalar R., Ariturk E., Ayyildiz S. H. , Bernay F.

JOURNAL OF LAPAROENDOSCOPIC & ADVANCED SURGICAL TECHNIQUES, vol.19, no.2, pp.241-243, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1089/lap.2008.0206
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF LAPAROENDOSCOPIC & ADVANCED SURGICAL TECHNIQUES
  • Page Numbers: pp.241-243

Abstract

Aim: Because of economic inflation, different-sized coins are in circulation in our country. The coin ingestion and retention in the esophagus are common problems in childhood. We evaluated the patients with coins retained in the esophagus and the impact of the size of the coins on lodgment.