The Characteristics and Outcomes of Foreign Body Ingestion and Aspiration in Children Due to Lodged Foreign Body in the Aerodigestive Tract


Cevik M. , Gokdemir M. T. , Boleken M. E. , Sogut O., Kurkcuoglu C.

PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY CARE, vol.29, no.1, pp.53-57, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/pec.0b013e31827b5374
  • Title of Journal : PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY CARE
  • Page Numbers: pp.53-57

Abstract

Objective: Injury due to foreign body (FB) aspiration and/or ingestion is a common and serious pediatric emergency. Foreign body injury (FBI) most commonly occurs in children younger than 6 years, and the incidence of FBI has increased in recent years. The aim of the present study was to evaluate and compare the characteristics of FBI due to ingestion and aspiration.