Navigation Links
Stuck in the throat
Date:12/28/2012

It is a well known fact that children often swallow things. Children aged 6 months to 6 years are most often affected, but even adults sometimes end up with a foreign body stuck in their throatsand not only there. Peter Ambe, Dsseldorf University Hospital, and his coauthors review this clinical problem in this issue of Deutsches rzteblatt International (Dtsch Arztebl Int 2012; 109(50): 869−75).

Adults ingest foreign bodies mostly with their food. The most commonly swallowed objects are fish bones and chicken bones. The clinical approach depends on the characteristics of the ingested foreign body (size, length, chemical composition, etc), the patient's subjective symptoms, and the clinical findings. In 80% of cases, the ingested foreign body passes through the gastrointestinal tract without any problems. Endoscopic intervention is required in 20% of cases, and surgery in less than 1%. Emergency esophagogastroduodenoscopy is recommended in case of complete occlusion of the esophagus or if sharp or pointed objects or batteries have been swallowed. Magnets and foreign bodies longer than 6 cm should be removed within 24 hours.

The so-called body packers form a subgroup in this medical territory. Rule of thumb is that asymptomatic persons should be observed on the intensive care ward. No interventions should be undertaken. Symptomatic body packers with signs of intoxication, in whom a lethal dosis has to be assumed, should be medically stabilized and then immediately undergo laparotomy.


'/>"/>

Contact: Peter Ambe
peter.ambe@med.-uni-duesseldorf.de
Deutsches Aerzteblatt International
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Chinese Drywall Complaint Center Now Demands Leadership From Obama & EPA, For Homeowners In Florida And In The US Southeast Stuck In Toxic Chinese Drywall Hell-Forward?
2. Egyptian Pharaohs Throat Was Slashed During Coup, Research Suggests
3. Bad strep throat? Its probably not strep, most likely viral
4. New Strep Throat Guidelines Tackle Antibiotic Resistance
5. Worlds largest meeting of ear, nose, and throat doctors
6. HPV improves survival for African-Americans with throat cancer
7. Food elimination diet identifies causes of difficulty swallowing and swelling of the throat
8. Ear, Nose & Throat Journal publishes research on breakthrough treatment for tonsil stones
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/5/2016)... ... May 05, 2016 , ... VisualDx ... devices. VisualDx is the first point of care diagnostic support system to ... The system speeds diagnosis, therapy decisions and patient education for emergency physicians, ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... ... ... summer is just around the corner. Summer means a lot of different things to people. ... play all day and night. Parents often lament the coming of summer as they will ... means trips to the beach, backyard cookouts, fireworks on the Fourth of July, and even ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... ... May 05, 2016 , ... Dermatologic surgeons performed nearly 10 ... and up 27 percent since 2012. , The results of the 2015 ASDS Survey ... increase in skin cancer treatments and the growing popularity of soft-tissue fillers and body ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... Washington, DC (PRWEB) , ... ... ... Contact: Claudia Tellez, Executive Director 703.462.0658, ctellez(at)msnva.org , The Medical Society of ... community physicians and their patients , The Medical Society of Northern Virginia ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... ... , ... Nepenthe Laboratory Services (NLS), a premier drug monitoring and toxicology laboratory, ... item donations for Food for Lane County, and to help support awareness for the ... the assembly was to create an exciting atmosphere for the kids at Riverbend to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/5/2016)... , May 5, 2016 Research ... for PET Imaging in the USA"  report to their ... provides information on the current Positron Emission Tomography (PET) ... USA market. Along with the current known ... USA , the report also contains a ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... Research and Markets has ... Market and Competitive Landscape Highlights - 2016" ... (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160330/349511LOGO ) The ... Landscape Highlights - 2016, provides comprehensive insights ... market valuations and forecast, Thalassaemia products sales ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... Calif. , May 4, 2016  It,s time for an upgrade. There are ... on a brilliant 3.5 inch LCD, the illustrious DVMAXX HD  offers unparalleled connectivity ... as well as a world class manufacturer of innovative technology.  Photo - ... ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: