Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy / 2009 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

Update on Management of Caustic and Foreign Body Ingestion in Children

Table 3

Indications and timing for foreign body endoscopic removal.

LocalizationType of FBTiming of endoscopy

Crycopharinx/impact on stenosisAny typeEmergency
OesophagusBatteries/dangerous or toxic-containing FBUrgency
OesophagusHarmless FB, round-shaped—symptomatic patientUrgency
OesophagusHarmless FB—asymptomatic patientDelayed urgency, after some hours and new X-ray
StomachDangerous/toxic-containing FBUrgency
StomachBatteriesDelayed urgency max 48 hours
StomachHarmless FB in asymptomatic patientElection (discharge and first X-ray 4 weeks later, if elimination by stools failed)
DuodenumDangerous FBUrgency
DuodenumHarmless FBNo indication
Any locationLead containing DBUrgency

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