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Esophageal Foreign Body in a 13‐Month‐Old

Esophageal Foreign Body in a 13‐Month‐Old Ingestion of a foreign body (FB) is a common occurrence for pediatric patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) for emergent care. The purpose of this article is to present the case of a 13-month-old pediatric patient who presented to the ED with an incidental complaint (i.e., foot laceration) and was also found to have a FB in the esophagus. The assessment, diagnostics, patient management, and implications for advanced practice nurses who care for pediatric patients with FBs of the aerodigestive tracts are discussed herein. Key words: childhood foreign bodies, esophageal foreign bodies, gastrointestinal ingestion, pediatric esophageal foreign body, pediatrics foreign body ingestion NGESTION of a foreign body (FB) is CHIEF COMPLAINT a common occurrence in pediatric pa- “My child cut his foot today and needs to get Itients presenting to the emergency de- some stitches.” partment (ED) for emergent care (Munter, 2007a, 2007b; Yalcin et al., 2007). The case presented is that of a 13-month-old pedi- HISTORY OF PRESENT ILLNESS atric patient who presented to the ED with A 13-month-old Asian boy presented to the ED an incidental complaint (i.e., foot laceration) with a laceration to the right foot. The mother and was also found to have a http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal Wolters Kluwer Health

Esophageal Foreign Body in a 13‐Month‐Old

Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal , Volume 32 (1) – Jan 1, 2010

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© 2010 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISSN
1931-4485
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1931-4493
DOI
10.1097/TME.0b013e3181cbae92

Abstract

Ingestion of a foreign body (FB) is a common occurrence for pediatric patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) for emergent care. The purpose of this article is to present the case of a 13-month-old pediatric patient who presented to the ED with an incidental complaint (i.e., foot laceration) and was also found to have a FB in the esophagus. The assessment, diagnostics, patient management, and implications for advanced practice nurses who care for pediatric patients with FBs of the aerodigestive tracts are discussed herein. Key words: childhood foreign bodies, esophageal foreign bodies, gastrointestinal ingestion, pediatric esophageal foreign body, pediatrics foreign body ingestion NGESTION of a foreign body (FB) is CHIEF COMPLAINT a common occurrence in pediatric pa- “My child cut his foot today and needs to get Itients presenting to the emergency de- some stitches.” partment (ED) for emergent care (Munter, 2007a, 2007b; Yalcin et al., 2007). The case presented is that of a 13-month-old pedi- HISTORY OF PRESENT ILLNESS atric patient who presented to the ED with A 13-month-old Asian boy presented to the ED an incidental complaint (i.e., foot laceration) with a laceration to the right foot. The mother and was also found to have a

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Advanced Emergency Nursing JournalWolters Kluwer Health

Published: Jan 1, 2010

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