Esophageal foreign body in a child mimicking a primary respiratory disease

  • I Aliyu
Keywords: Child, foreign body, ingestion, witness

Abstract

Foreign body aspiration or ingestion is common in young children. They may be asymptomatic and pass unnoticed if unwitnessed or may manifest with digestive, respiratory or behavioural problems. Some could be life  threatening, therefore in unwitnessed cases, a high index of suspicion should be entertained when young children present with complains suggestive of its occurrence.
Published
2014-01-20
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 2276-7096