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Archivos argentinos de pediatría

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CUESTAS, Giselle et al. Foreign body in the esophagus as a cause of respiratory symptoms in children: Clinical cases. Arch. argent. pediatr. [online]. 2017, vol.115, n.2, pp.e126-e130. ISSN 0325-0075.

Foreign bodies in esophagus are avoidable accidents that occur most often in children younger than 3 years. The most common presenting symptoms are dysphagia, drooling and vomiting. Occasionally a foreign body in the esophagus may present with respiratory symptoms such as cough, stridor and respiratory distress. This is more common in young children and when the object remains lodged in the esophagus for a prolonged period. Clinical suspicion is essential for early diagnosis, which allows to avoid potential complications. We describe 3 children with a foreign body impacted in the esophagus who presented mainly respiratory symptoms. We alert pediatricians on symptomatic variation in the presentation of a foreign body ingestion and we underline the importance of early diagnosis and treatment.

Keywords : Foreign bodies; Esophagus; Respiratory signs and symptoms; Child.

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