E1775. Help! I'm Stuck! A Review of Ingested Foreign Bodies in the Pediatric Patient
Foreign-body ingestion is a common indication for multimodality imaging in the pediatric population. Imaging plays a direct role in identifying the type and location of the foreign-body as well as associated complications that directly affect patient care. Familiarity with imaging findings of commonly ingested foreign bodies is therefore essential for the practicing radiologist.
Educational Goals / Teaching Points
This exhibition aims to review multimodality imaging findings of both common and uncommonly ingested foreign bodies; review clinical significance of key imaging findings and their role in patient management; recognize complications associated with specific foreign-body ingestion; and correlate imaging findings with operative findings.
Key Anatomic/Physiologic Issues and Imaging Findings/Techniques
Through the use of various modalities including x-ray, ultrasound, fluoroscopy, and CT, this exhibit aims to cover these various topics: normal anatomy and development of the pediatric GI tract; foreign bodies of the pharynx and esophagus; button battery vs coin ingestion; management of battery ingestion; fish bone ingestion; caustic esophageal injuries; complications of esophageal foreign bodies foreign bodies of the stomach;– batteries; magnet ingestion; gastric bezoar foreign bodies of the intestines; blade and metal ingestion; body packing; small bowel obstructions (SBO); SBO related to bezoar; and SBO related to water bead (Orbeez toy) ingestion.
Imaging plays an essential role in the diagnosis of foreign body ingestion as well as a crucial role in assessing complications and streamlining patient care. Familiarity with imaging findings of commonly ingested foreign bodies is therefore essential for the practicing radiologist.