What is the role of endoscopy in the diagnosis and management of pediatric foreign body ingestion?

Updated: Oct 04, 2018
  • Author: Gregory P Conners, MD, MPH, MBA, FAAP, FACEP; Chief Editor: Dale W Steele, MD, MS  more...
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See the list below:

  • Endoscopy

    • Endoscopy (esophagoscopy) may be diagnostic and therapeutic.

    • Children who require extensive radiologic investigation may be best served by referral to a pediatric gastroenterologist or surgeon for endoscopy, which is safe and highly effective.


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