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History of Present Illness:

A 1 year old is brought to the ER by mom for possible foreign body ingestion.  He was in his car seat with a key chain when mom heard a choking like sound that lasted about 10 seconds.  He has seemed fine ever since.

Vital Signs & Physical Exam:

Vitals and exam are normal

A KUB is done

What is the recommended treatment?

  • A) Home observation
  • B) Emergent endoscopy
  • C) Glucagon
  • D) Laparotomy
  • E) Laxative

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CASE CONCLUSION: We’ll just have to see

CASE LESSONS:

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