KKU Research Journal
ISSN 0859-3957

շ 19 Ѻ 6 Ȩԡ¹ - ѹҤ

Foreign body aspiration in children

Rattapon Uppala


Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, 40002

*Correspondent author: rattaponkku@gmail.com



Foreign body aspiration in children is the common emergency condition which healthcare provider should realize in the diagnosis and initial management to decrease the mortality. The most helpful tools in the diagnosis of this condition are history taking and complete physical examination. After recognition of this condition, the next step is to grade the severity of the victims by distinguish between complete or incomplete airway obstruction to consider the maneuver to provide the initial treatment for the patient, and then a referral process for speci fi c treatment by bronchoscopy should be performed. Regarding the very high mortality of this condition, the prevention of this event should be advice to parents by anticipatory guidance. In every well child clinic, the healthcare providers should inform all babysitters of how to prevent the accidents in each children age group.


Keywords: foreign body aspiration, airway obstruction, bronchoscope


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