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Foreign body ingestion in children

Arunabha Chakravarti, Sunil Garg, Rahul Bhargava
A case of multiple esophageal foreign bodies, which were retrieved successfully by rigid esophagoscopy in a 1-year old child is being reported. There are few cases of multiple esophageal foreign bodies in children reported in the literature; this case was unique in presentation as there was no history of foreign body ingestion. This case also highlights the serious neglect present in our society towards children of lower socio-economic strata despite this child being the 1st child in the family.
August 8, 2016: Clinics and Practice
M Y Othman, S Srihari
Foreign body ingestion among children is common and most usually pass through the gastrointestinal tract without requiring any intervention. Magnets, however, pose a greater threat especially when more than one are ingested. We report a case of multiple bowel perforation secondary to ingestion of magnetic beads in a 3-year-old.
August 2016: Medical Journal of Malaysia
Xicheng Deng, Jinghua Wang, Renwei Chen, Peng Huang, Pingbo Liu, Xinyou Luo
BACKGROUND: Though foreign body (FB) aspiration or ingestion is not uncommon in children, a straight pin as the culprit FB is rarely seen. The nature of such a FB makes it sometimes difficult to diagnose and deal with, especially in children. CASE REPORT: Here we present such a case who was initially misdiagnosed with FB ingestion but turned out to be an aspiration case. Moreover, its remote location from the hilum made a more invasive surgical retrieval inevitable...
2016: SpringerPlus
Michael J Alfonzo, Carl R Baum
Magnets are inherently attractive to young children, but present a risk when ingested. If consumed alone, small, smooth magnetic foreign bodies are likely to pass without significant event; however, ingestion of multiple magnets may have catastrophic consequences, including bowel perforation, obstruction, peritonitis, and death. Increasing reports of morbidity and mortality in recent years from the US National Electronic Injury Surveillance System has led to numerous safety statements from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as several product recalls from the Consumer Product Safety Commission...
October 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
Chun Woo Lim, Min Hwan Park, Hyun Jeong Do, Jung-Sook Yeom, Ji Sook Park, Eun Sil Park, Ji Hyun Seo, Jung Je Park, Jae Young Lim, Chan Hoo Park, Hyang-Ok Woo, Hee-Shang Youn
PURPOSE: The management and clinical course in pediatric patients who had ingested foreign body were investigated retrospectively to evaluate the frequency and factor associated with successful removal of fishbone foreign body. METHODS: Based on the medical records of patients younger than 15 years old who visited emergency room because of foreign body ingestion from January 1999 to December 2012, the authors reviewed clinical characteristics including type of ingested foreign bodies, time to visits, managements and complications...
September 2016: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Yasir Ahmad Lone, Ravi Prakash Kanojia, Ram Samujh, Kattaragadda Laxmi Narasimha Rao
Foreign body (FB) ingestion is a common problem among the pediatric population. On numerous occasions, the FB is left to pass out spontaneously without expecting any harm. There are instances when the FB is either to dangerous to be left alone, that is a button battery or a sharp object. There may be FB, which is either stuck in GIT or have migrated. The situation in these instances demand active intervention. The traditional option has been laparotomy and retrieval. We present here three cases where two needles and a belt buckle were removed by laparoscopy thus avoiding a laparotomy...
October 2016: Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
Yousuf Aziz Khan, Mansoor Mahmood, Esmaeel Taqi
Disc battery ingestion and esophageal injury is well-known in children. Insertion of a disc/lithium battery into body's natural orifices is rarely reported. We present a case of self-insertion of a lithium battery into the vagina by a 2 ½ year old female. Vaginoscopy was performed and the battery was retrieved which had corroded and caused vaginal ulceration. Post-operative outcome was favorable. Treating physicians must be aware of the hazardous effects of insertion of lithium batteries as it may cause significant damage in a short period...
September 2016: APSP Journal of Case Reports
Noah Kondamudi, Haamid Chamdawala, Iona Monteiro
BACKGROUND: Excessive or persistent crying is a common presentation to the pediatric emergency department, and often poses a diagnostic dilemma to emergency physicians. There are several reasons for excessive or persistent crying in children, ranging from benign causes like hunger, to life-threatening causes such as intussusception. CASE REPORT: We report an interesting case of a toddler whose cause of excess crying, with no detectable clinical clues, was eventually attributed to a foreign body in the esophagus...
September 19, 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Mike Thomson, Andrea Tringali, Rosario Landi, Jean-Marc Dumonceau, Marta Tavares, Jorge Amil-Dias, Marc Benninga, Merit M Tabbers, Raoul Furlano, Manon Spaander, Cesare Hassan, Christos Tzvinikos, Hanneke Ijsselstijn, Jérôme Viala, Luigi Dall'Oglio, Rok Orel, Yvan Vandenplas, Radan Keil, Štěpán Hlava, Claudio Romano, Eva Brownstone, Patrick Gerner, Werner Dolak, Wolf Dietrich Huber, Simon Everett, Andreas Vecsei, Lars Aabakken, Alessandro Zambelli
This Guideline refers to infants, children and adolescents aged 0-18 years. The areas covered include: indications for diagnostic and therapeutic esophagogastroduodenoscopy and ileo-colonoscopy; endoscopy for foreign body ingestion; corrosive ingestion and stricture/stenosis endoscopic management; upper and lower gastrointestinal bleeding; endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography and endoscopic ultrasonography. Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy and endoscopy specific to inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has been dealt with in other Guidelines [1-3] and are therefore not mentioned in this Guideline...
September 12, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Andrea Tringali, Mike Thomson, Jean-Marc Dumonceau, Marta Tavares, Merit M Tabbers, Raoul Furlano, Manon Spaander, Cesare Hassan, Christos Tzvinikos, Hanneke Ijsselstijn, Jérôme Viala, Luigi Dall'Oglio, Marc Benninga, Rok Orel, Yvan Vandenplas, Radan Keil, Claudio Romano, Eva Brownstone, Štěpán Hlava, Patrick Gerner, Werner Dolak, Rosario Landi, Wolf Dietrich Huber, Simon Everett, Andreas Vecsei, Lars Aabakken, Jorge Amil-Dias, Alessandro Zambelli
This Executive summary of the Guideline on pediatric gastrointestinal endoscopy from the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) and the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) refers to infants, children, and adolescents aged 0 - 18 years. The areas covered include: indications for diagnostic and therapeutic esophagogastroduodenoscopy and ileocolonoscopy; endoscopy for foreign body ingestion; endoscopic management of corrosive ingestion and stricture/stenosis; upper and lower gastrointestinal bleeding; endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, and endoscopic ultrasonography...
September 12, 2016: Endoscopy
Bryan J Liming, Anthony Fischer, Graeme Pitcher
INTRODUCTION: Foreign body ingestion is a common pediatric problem that can have a delayed presentation, as presented herein. CASE REPORT: We present the case of a 15-year-old female who developed bronchial compression and an acquired tracheoesophageal fistula secondary to a longstanding esophageal foreign body. DISCUSSION: There are several challenges in diagnosis and management of this unusual situation. We review the literature regarding prolonged retention of foreign bodies and the challenges in diagnosis in the developmentally disabled child...
September 7, 2016: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
Li-Sheng Hsu, Ju-Bei Yen, Shie-Shan Wang, Chien-Lin Liao
Ingestion of a foreign body is common among children. However, ingestion of foam earplugs (FEPs) has not been reported previously. A 7-month-old female infant presented with small bowel obstruction, which was finally proved to be a case of FEP ingestion.Computed tomography (CT) phantom study was performed to examine the imaging features of FEPs. We studied the following dry and fully wet FEPs, FEPs squeezed in pure water to varying degrees, and FEPs with different degrees of compression in the dry and wet states from day 0 to 6 and all scanned with a CT scanner...
August 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
C O A Enyuma, M Offiong, A Adekanye, U Akpan, N Ezeanyagu, O Uffiah
Foreign body (FB) in the aerodigestive tracts has been commonly reported but findings of impacted foreign bodies in the nasopharynx following inhalation/ingestion are very rare. Most of the FB gets lodged as a result of forceful vomiting, coughing,and digital manoeuvres for removal of FB in the oropharynx. Several objects have been identified lodged in the nasopharynx. No age group is spared although most victims are children under 10 years of age. Foreign bodies in the nasopharynx can be uneventful or potentially dangerous depending on type, size and location as it may cause sudden airway obstruction, or local pressure necrosis of alimentary or respiratory tract or both...
October 2015: Nigerian Journal of Medicine: Journal of the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria
Mohit Singh Chauhan, C Behera, Sunil Naagar, M Sreenivas
Ingestion of a foreign body is mostly accidental in children and intentional in prisoners to achieve hospitalization; however, use of this method of suicide is rare. We report a case where the victim first ingested a safety razor blade, but failed to die and then hanged himself, but failed again and finally succumbed to the complications on the sixth day. He had also attempted suicide by inflicting multiple incised wounds on his neck four days before the safety blade ingestion, but none were fatal.
July 26, 2016: Medico-legal Journal
Ayman E Eskander, Happy K Sawires, Basel A Ebeid
BACKGROUND: There was a lack of data about foreign body (FB) ingestion among Middle-East children. We conducted a retrospective analysis of FB ingestion among Egyptian children and determined the predictors that affect the occurrence of complications. METHODS: This retrospective study was carried out on 1546 patients' ≤ 13 years old, presented with FB ingestion and were in need of endoscopic removal of FB. RESULTS: There were 711 males (46%) and 835 females (54%) (mean age 4...
July 21, 2016: Minerva Pediatrica
Rahul Gupta, Vikram Singh Mujalde, Shilpi Gupta, Pradeep Kumar Gupta, Anu Bhandari, Praveen Mathur
The foreign body ingestion is a rare cause of gastrointestinal perforation in children and is typically seen with sharp foreign bodies or button batteries. Herein, we report an 11-month old male baby who presented with obstructed umbilical hernia. Abdominal radiograph showed dilated small bowel loops, while ultrasonography and CT scan suggested presence of a foreign body. Laparotomy revealed obstructed umbilical hernia with a plum seed being stuck in the terminal ileum causing intestinal perforation. Resection and anastomosis of intestine was performed...
July 2016: APSP Journal of Case Reports
Xuewu Zhou, Yongliang Sha
In this article, we present an unusual case of a girl who had a mass present in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen and imaging analysis showed that to be a sewing needle. Patient was admitted electively and taken to the operation theater for removal of a foreign body under general anesthesia. The needle was extracted with transumbilical endoscopic surgery (TUES) without any evidence of intra-abdominal organ injury and with a good long-term cosmetic outcome. This case highlights the subtleties of TUES in the management of intra-abdominal foreign bodies in children including rare causes such as non-ingested foreign bodies...
December 2015: Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics
Olusegun A Obateru, Matthew O Durowaye, Abdulfatai B Olokoba, Olufemi K Olaniyi
Foreign body (FB) impaction in the oesophagus is fairly common in paediatric Gastroenterology practice. This study aims to describe a case of an unusually impacted button lithium battery, in the mid-oesophagus of a 7-year-old child that was confirmed, and removed during oesophagogastroduodenoscopy. A 7-year-old male child, presented at the Emergency Paediatric Unit of our hospital with a history of ingestion of a button-like metallic object. A plain soft tissue X-ray of the neck and chest, however, revealed a dense round object located at the sternal angle of Louis...
January 2016: African Journal of Paediatric Surgery: AJPS
Pinar Gencpinar, Murat Duman
Foreign body aspiration in children under four years old is one of the most frequently observed reasons for accident related deaths. It is more common in this age group due to inadequate swallowing functions and exploration of objects with the mouth. The most frequently encountered foreign bodies are food and toy parts. Life threatening complete laryngeal obstruction is rarely observed. Dyspnea, hypersalivation, cough and cyanosis can be seen. The basic and life-saving treatment approach is complete removal of foreign body maneuvers in the sudden onset of total obstruction...
December 2015: Turkish Journal of Emergency Medicine
Ahmad Vaqas Faruque, Muhammad Arif Mateen Khan
Unintentional injuries are a leading cause of death in childhood globally. Injuries lead to emotional trauma and financial burden for children, parents, and society. Here are the frequencies of unintentional injuries in children presented to the emergency and paediatric surgery clinics of the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan, from January to December 2012. Aretrospective chart review of children aged 0 day to 14 years presented with falls, burns, foreign body ingestion or inhalation, poisoning, fingers caught in doors, electrocution injuries and drowning, was conducted...
May 2016: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
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