Advances & More News / From Korea: Ear, Nose, and Throat Foreign Bodies in Children: A Retrospective Study

A retrospective study published in Children aimed to analyze the presentation, characteristics, and management of foreign bodies among pediatric patients with ear, nose, and throat foreign bodies. The study encompassed 1285 patients who were less than 12 years of age and came to the emergency room. Investigators collected participants’ biographical data, clinical presentations, foreign body types, locations, and management outcomes from medical records and analyzed them in three age groups (infancy: <2 years old; early childhood: 2-5 years old; and late childhood: 6-12 years old). The most significant number of participants was for the early childhood cohort. The most prevalent location was the throat, and the bone was the most common type of foreign body. Results also show amid the children who visited the hospital, foreign bodies existed only in 657 patients (51.1%) and were extracted by an otolaryngologist among 625 (95.1%) cases. Therefore, this study can help manage and diagnose pediatric patients with foreign bodies presenting to the emergency department. By: Advances and More Medical Reporters Reference: Kwon, B., Choi, Y., Kim, S. K., Hong, S. J., Kim, Y. B., & Hong, S. M. (2022). Ear, Nose, and Throat Foreign Bodies in Children: A Retrospective Study. Children (Basel, Switzerland), 9(1), 63. https://doi.org/10.3390/children9010063
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