publication . Article . 2006

Accidental ingestion of coins by children: management of the ENT Department of João XXIII Hospital

Cheng T-Ping; Cassimiro Afonso Nunes; Gabriel Rabelo Guimarães; João Penna Martins Vieira; Luc Louis Maurice Weckx; Tanner José Arantes Borges;
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  • Published: 01 Jul 2006 Journal: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology, volume 72, pages 470-474 (issn: 1808-8694, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Summary The ingestion of foreign bodies by children is frequently seen in emergency departments. ENTs can manage those lodged in the esophagus but experience is important for a successful intervention. Aim Describe seven cases of children that ingested coins, managed at the ENT Department of Joao XXIII Hospital. Study design Clinical/prospective. Materials and Methods We describe seven cases (gender, age, family status, coin size and treatment/evolution). Results Age ranged from one to nine years. Two patients were only children and five were the youngest in their families. Coins sizes ranged from 1.9 to 2.5 cm. After eight hours of observation, three cases were...
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Medical Subject Headings: otorhinolaryngologic diseases
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