Title

Conservative management of pediatric distal esophageal coins.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-1-1996

Abstract

Management of the child with an esophageal coin has typically included an invasive coin removal procedure, usually endoscopy. Coins in the distal esophagus, however, often pass spontaneously into the stomach in the first 24 h after coin ingestion, suggesting that conservative management alone may be effective. Four children with distal esophageal coins who were successfully managed without an invasive procedure are presented. Recommendations for conservative management are given. Further study of the effectiveness of conservative management of distal esophageal coins in healthy children is warranted.

Journal Title

The Journal of emergency medicine

Volume

14

Issue

6

First Page

723

Last Page

726

MeSH Keywords

Child; Child, Preschool; Esophagus; Foreign Bodies; Humans; Male; Radiography; Retrospective Studies

Keywords

Swallowed Coins

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