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Marsha Kay, MD, Pediatric Gastroenterologist, Children’s Hospital Cleveland Clinic, Director, Endoscopy Unit, discusses consequences of swallowing magnets particularly when 2 magnets are ingested and attract across the GIT causing a fistula and necessitating surgery. Summary: 1.Magnet ingestion in kids...
Marsha Kay, MD, Pediatric Gastroenterologist, Children’s Hospital Cleveland Clinic, Director, Endoscopy Unit, discusses management of children who have swallowed foreign objects, starting with an X-ray. Summary: About 90% of swallowed foreign bodies in children are detectable by x-ray and most commonly...

Swallowed batteries are a medical emergency

Consequences of kids swallowing coins and batteries

Marsha Kay, MD, Pediatric Gastroenterologist, Children’s Hospital Cleveland Clinic, Director, Endoscopy Unit, discusses consequences of swallowing coins and batteries in kids. Some dangers include tracheoesophageal fistulae from a coin eroding the esophagus. Summary: Swallowed coins that remain...