Foreign body ingestion and inhalation in pediatric age: Our experience at a tertiary care hospital

Authors

  • khawar abbas none
  • Aftab Ali Children Hospital, Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University, Islamabad
  • Muhammad Rashid Children Hospital, Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University, Islamabad
  • Nadeem Akhtar Professor of Paediatric Surgery, Children Hospital, Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University, Islamabad
  • Ali Raza Children Hospital, Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University, Islamabad
  • Inayat ur Rehman Children Hospital, Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University, Islamabad

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.46831/jpas.v2i1.105

Keywords:

Aero digestive tract, foreign body, Esophagoscopy, Ingestion, inhalation

Abstract

ABSTRACT

BACKGROUND: Foreign bodies in aero digestive tract is a common emergency in pediatric age group.

METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 156 patients of foreign bodies in aero digestive tract over a period of 2 years from January 2016 to December 2017.

RESULTS: Out of 156 patients, foreign body in esophagus was found in 111 patients with age range from 6 months to 12 years. Fifty-six patients (50%) belonged to 3-5 years age group. Coin was found in most of the patients which constitutes 61(55%) patients. Majority of the foreign bodies got impacted in cricopharynx. Of all the patients, 45 had foreign body in airway with age ranging from 6 months to 12 years. Peanuts were found in majority of cases, constituting 20% and right bronchus was mostly affected. One patient of foreign body ingestion expired.

CONCLUSION: Early detection and referral to a well-equipped center can prevent mortality and morbidity.

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Published

2022-06-20

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abbas khawar, Ali A, Rashid M, Akhtar N, Raza A, Rehman I ur. Foreign body ingestion and inhalation in pediatric age: Our experience at a tertiary care hospital. J Pediatr Adolesc Surg [Internet]. 2022Jun.20 [cited 2022Jun.30];2(1). Available from: http://jpedas.org/ojs/index.php/jpedas/article/view/jpas-105
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