GI Foreign Body Ingestion

In this episode, Sam Ashoo, MD, and TR Eckler, MD, discuss the May 2023 Emergency Medicine Practice article on Emergency Department Management of Gastrointestinal Foreign Body Ingestion

  • Epidemiology
  • Etiology – types of ingestions
  • Anatomy – common locations by age
    • Food impaction
    • Sharp objects
    • Button batteries
    • Magnets
    • Colorectal foreign bodies
  • Prehospital care
  • History and Physical
  • Imaging
  • Expectant management
    Endoscopic removal
    Non-endoscopic techniques
  • Body Packing
  • Glucagon
  • Gastric button batteries
  • Summary

Last Updated on May 12, 2023

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