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Removing Foreign Bodies in Children a Challenge

Management of Pediatric Aerodigestive Foreign Bodies

  • 11:15 am – 12:15 pm
  • Monday
  • Room N133

Whether it is food or a button battery, a foreign body caught in the aerodigestive tract is a great danger to a child and challenge to a physician. Learn about tried and true management techniques, new research, and prevention efforts during a Monday education session.

Using a combination of case and didactic presentations, Jeffrey P. Simons, MD, an associate professor of otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh, will explain systemic approaches to diagnosis and management of foreign bodies in children.

“We will talk about common presentations, exam findings, and the radiologic evaluation,” Dr. Simons said. “We will review current research related to this field, including current techniques for upper aerodigestive tract endoscopy, which are appropriate for the diagnosis and removal of foreign bodies.”

Dr. Simon also will review policies of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and choking prevention recommendations from the FDA and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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