Author(s): Byrne WJ
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Abstract Children, particularly infants, frequently put objects into their mouths, and occasionally these objects are swallowed. Fortunately, most foreign bodies are harmless and will pass spontaneously through the gastrointestinal tract. Some foreign bodies such as the rare bezoar or caustic substances, provide unique clinical challenges. This article provides guidelines for the management of such problems.
This article was published in Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am
and referenced in Journal of Gastrointestinal & Digestive System