Toys in the upper aerodigestive tract: evidence on their risk as emerging from the ESFBI study

Giulio Cesare Passali, F Foltran, D Gregori, D Passàli, L Bellussi, G Caruso, Fm Passàli

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Abstract

Foreign body inhalation/aspiration or ingestion is a relatively common event in young children and, despite many efforts made in several Countries to reach acceptable safety levels for products devoted to children, small toys or toy parts are frequently mentioned among risky foreign bodies. The aim of the present study is to characterize the risk of complications and prolonged hospitalization due to toys inhalation/aspiration or ingestion according to age and gender of patients, FB characteristics and FB location, circumstances of the accident, as emerging from the ESFBI study.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)612-617
Numero di pagine6
RivistaAURIS, NASUS, LARYNX
Volume38
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2012

Keywords

  • Adolescent
  • Airway Obstruction
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Deglutition
  • Digestive System Diseases
  • Europe
  • Female
  • Foreign Bodies
  • Hospitalization
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Inhalation
  • Male
  • Play and Playthings
  • Respiratory Tract Diseases
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Risk Assessment
  • Wounds and Injuries

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