A Choking Child with Unexpected Foreign Body

Authors

  • Hamizah Ismail Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kelantan, Malaysia
  • Hashimah Ismail Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Hospital Raja Perempuan Zainab II, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia
  • Faizah Abdul Rahman Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Hospital Raja Perempuan Zainab II, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia
  • Azliana Aziz Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kelantan, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.51407/mjpch.v28i1.174

Keywords:

Foreign body ingestion, Open safety pin, Children

Abstract

Foreign body ingestion is a common problem in children age from 6 months to 3 years as they explore things by placing them in the mouth. Coins are the most common being ingested and not surprisingly other sharp foreign bodies such as needles, fishbone, brooch or an open safety pin can also be accidentally ingested by them. We present a case of the ingested open safety pin in a 10-months-old girl. She presented with choking and a brief cyanosis episode. Physical examinations were unremarkable but the chest radiograph showed an open safety pin at the mid oesophagus. She was put under general anaesthesia for removal of the open safety pin however retrieval was unsuccessful. Repeated chest radiograph showed the safety pin had migrated further and 3 days later it was spontaneously eliminated in her stool. We reviewed the urgency, management and techniques for the removal of an open safety pin.

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Published

2022-06-27

How to Cite

Ismail, H., Ismail, H., Abdul Rahman, F., & Aziz, A. (2022). A Choking Child with Unexpected Foreign Body. Malaysian Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 28(1), 74-77. https://doi.org/10.51407/mjpch.v28i1.174

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