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Esophageal Foreign Bodies

Esophageal Foreign Bodies is a topic covered in the Pediatric Surgery NaT.

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Introduction

The esophagus is the site of 50 to 75% of pediatric gastrointestinal foreign body impactions and has the highest risk of complications in the alimentary tract [1]. Typically 80 to 90% of ingested foreign bodies pass through the esophagus. However, complications of esophageal obstruction, tissue necrosis, perforation, tracheoesophageal and aortoesophageal fistulas can occur [2].

see also Gastrointestinal Foreign Bodiesand Upper Endoscopy

Content in this topic is referenced in SCORE EsophagoscopyAerodigestive Tract Foreign Bodies (Pediatric)

ingested coin

Impacted coin in the esophagus.

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Last updated: August 16, 2018

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TY - ELEC T1 - Esophageal Foreign Bodies ID - 829610 A1 - Gander,Jeffrey, AU - Grabski,David,MD ED - Hirschl,Ron, ED - Powell,David, ED - Waldhausen,John, Y1 - 2018/08/16/ BT - Pediatric Surgery NaT UR - https://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829610/all/Esophageal_Foreign_Bodies PB - American Pediatric Surgical Association DB - APSA Webapp DP - Unbound Medicine ER -