To focus on the radiological evaluation of foreign bodies in pediatric population with emphasis on most commonly involved roots of entry. To illustrate the importance of prompt management of high risk foreign bodies to avoid complications. To illustrate rare cases of incidental,
vaginal and subcutaneous foreign bodies. To emphasize the use of multimodality approach for exact localization of foreign body and idntification of possible complications for further management plan. To highlight the...
Foreign body ingestion / aspiration and inhalation is a common presentataion in Pediatric Emergency (1). Although many studies related to clinical aspects and management of foreign bodies in children are present in literature,
only fewer could be found regarding radiological evaluation of aerodigestive,
subcutaneous and incidental foreign bodies in children(4,12). Coins are the most common type of ingested foreign bodies and aerodigestive airways is the most common route of...
Findings and procedure details
We performed a retrospective search of pediatric patients with foreign bodies.
Patients either presented in Emergency Department with history of foreign body ingestion / aspiration or were found to have ingested foreign body as an incidental finding in Radiological examinations done for other indications.
Multimodality imaging spectrum also includes complicated cases of foreign bodies,
foreign bodies in vagina as well as in soft tissues. Radiography is the first imaging modality of choice....
Foreign body ingestion is very common in pediatric age group,
requiring high level of clinical suspicion,
thorough clinical examination and prompt radiological evaluation.
Proper timely imaging plays crucial role for early diagnosis and management of foreign bodies to prevent complications.
Sadia Sajid Medical Resident Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha,
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Tahiya Salem Alyafei Pediatric Radiologist Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha,
Ma'mon Qasem Medical Resident Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha,
Sidra Sajid Medical Intern Holy Family Hospital
Review of ingested and aspirated foreign bodies in children and their clinical significance for radiologists. Radiographics .
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