Coin Ingestion in Children: Which Size Is More Risky?

TANDER B., Yazıcı M., Rizalar R., Ariturk E., Ayyildiz S. H., Bernay F.

JOURNAL OF LAPAROENDOSCOPIC & ADVANCED SURGICAL TECHNIQUES, vol.19, no.2, pp.241-243, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Aim: Because of economic inflation, different-sized coins are in circulation in our country. The coin ingestion and retention in the esophagus are common problems in childhood. We evaluated the patients with coins retained in the esophagus and the impact of the size of the coins on lodgment.