Translated Titles

Management of Foreign Body Ingestion in Children in a Taiwan Rural Hospital: 80 Cases Experience




鄧允武(Yun-Wu Deng);許文祥(Boon-Siang Khor);鄺炳昌(Bing-Chang Kuang);鄭奇殷(Chyi-Yin Cheng);游駿吉(Chun-Chi You);廖訓禎(Shiumn-Jen Liaw)

Key Words

異物 ; 食入 ; 內視鏡 ; foreign body ; ingestion ; endoscope



Volume or Term/Year and Month of Publication

2卷4期(2010 / 12 / 01)

Page #

120 - 124

Content Language


Chinese Abstract


English Abstract

We retrospectively reviewed eighty pediatric cases of ingestion of a foreign body over the past 11 years that had presented at a regional hospital located in rural area of middle Taiwan. Twelve of the patients were lost to follow up. The age distribution was between one year and sixteen years old with a mean age of 4.7 years. The ratio of males to females was 52:28. Coins were the most frequently ingested foreign body and made up 72% (57/80) of the total. The total natural elimination rate was 63.2%. Only one patient suffered from a complication, which was peritonitis due to perforation of intestine wall by a toothpick. There was no mortality.

Topic Category 醫藥衛生 > 內科
醫藥衛生 > 外科
醫藥衛生 > 醫院管理與醫事行政