Pediatric Foreign Body Ingestion Questions & Answers

Updated: Oct 04, 2018
  • Author: Gregory P Conners, MD, MPH, MBA, FAAP, FACEP; Chief Editor: Dale W Steele, MD, MS  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is pediatric foreign body ingestion?

What is the role of esophageal impaction in the pathophysiology of pediatric foreign body ingestion?

What is the role of GI tract in the pathophysiology of pediatric foreign body ingestion?

What is the prevalence of pediatric foreign body ingestion in the US?

What is the global prevalence of pediatric foreign body ingestion?

What is the mortality and morbidity associated with pediatric foreign body ingestion?

What is the sexual predilection of pediatric foreign body ingestion?

Which age groups are at highest risk for pediatric foreign body ingestion?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings suggest pediatric foreign body ingestion?

What are the esophageal symptoms of foreign body ingestion?

What are the GI tract symptoms of foreign body ingestion?

Which physical findings suggest pediatric foreign body ingestion?

What causes pediatric foreign body ingestion?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Pediatric Foreign Body Ingestion?

Workup

What is the role of lab testing in the workup of pediatric foreign body ingestion?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of pediatric foreign body ingestion?

What is the role of metal detectors in the workup of pediatric foreign body ingestion?

What is the role of endoscopy in the diagnosis and management of pediatric foreign body ingestion?

Treatment

What is included in the prehospital care of pediatric foreign body ingestion?

What is the initial goal of emergency department (ED) management of pediatric foreign body ingestion?

What is the emergency department (ED) management for esophageal foreign body ingestion?

What are the possible complications of pediatric foreign body ingestion?

What is the emergency department (ED) management for pediatric foreign body ingestions in the GI tract?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial for pediatric foreign body ingestion?

What is the role of surgery in the management of pediatric foreign body ingestion?

Medications

Which medications are used in the management of pediatric foreign body ingestion?

Which measures are contraindicated in the management of pediatric foreign body ingestion?

Follow-up

What is included in the long-term monitoring following a pediatric foreign body ingestion?

What is included in inpatient care for pediatric foreign body ingestion?

When is patient transfer indicated for the management of pediatric foreign body ingestion?

How is pediatric foreign body ingestion prevented?

What the possible complications of pediatric foreign body ingestion?

Where are patient education resources regarding pediatric foreign body ingestion found?