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<< Pediatric Ingestions: Emergency Department Management (Pharmacology CME)

Treatment For Pediatric Ingestions

Foreign Body Removal

Ingested foreign bodies generally pass without need for intervention. Objects may require removal if they become lodged at the level of the thoracic inlet, diaphragm, or pylorus.38 Multiple magnets, or combinations of a magnet and another object (to which it may be attracted) require removal, as tissue trapped between the objects may necrose, leading to perforation and fistula formation.29 Consultation with a surgical specialist is recommended.

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