Advertisement

 

 

Practical Imaging Evaluation of Foreign Bodies in Children: An Update.

Practical Imaging Evaluation of Foreign Bodies in Children: An Update.
Author Information (click to view)

Laya BF, Restrepo R, Lee EY,


Laya BF, Restrepo R, Lee EY, (click to view)

Laya BF, Restrepo R, Lee EY,

Advertisement

Radiologic clinics of North America 55(4) 845-867 pii S0033-8389(17)30021-0
Abstract

Foreign bodies (FBs) may be unintentionally ingested, inhaled, or inserted into a body cavity or tissue, or may be due to traumatic or iatrogenic injury. They are frequently detected in clinical practice and emergency rooms. Early detection and prompt management are mandatory to avoid severe and life-threatening complications. Imaging plays an important role in confirming the presence and characterization of the FB, and its relationship with any affected organs. This article reviews commonly encountered FBs with regard to incidence, risk factors, mechanisms of entry, clinical presentation, associated complications, and typical imaging appearance in children.

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

five × 3 =

[ HIDE/SHOW ]