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Foreign Body and Caustic Substance Ingestion in Childhood.

Open Access Emergency Medicine

Submitted January 2023 by Dr Renee Burton

Read by 125 Journal Watch subscribers

This is an excellent article from BJA education that explores a general approach to a child presenting with a possible high-risk ingestion. In a concise fashion, expected examination findings, red flags as well as the principles of management are explored. The article concludes with a review of the anaesthetic challenges of treating paediatric patients after the ingestion of caustic agents, batteries and magnets. For those looking to refresh and review their understanding of the mechanism of injury and anaesthetic management of ingestion of these agents, the article is recommended.

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