Title

Pediatric coin ingestion: an unusual presentation.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-16-2000

Abstract

A 35-month-old child presented to the Emergency Department with a suspected coin ingestion. A physical examination and radiographic examination revealed no evidence of the coin, and the child was prepared for discharge. When the child continued to refuse to drink, digital examination of the hard palate revealed the coin lodged behind the upper incisors. It was only possible to visualize when the patient's neck was fully extended. This case represents an unusual presentation of coin ingestion. It points out the importance of a meticulous physical examination and the need for reevaluation when findings are contradictory.

Journal Title

International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology

Volume

55

Issue

3

First Page

211

Last Page

213

MeSH Keywords

Child, Preschool; Female; Follow-Up Studies; Foreign Bodies; Humans; Numismatics; Palate

Keywords

Swallowed Coins; Swallowed Objects; Children

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