Foreign body aspiration in children: The value of diagnostic criteria

KIYAN G. , Gomen B., Tugtepe H., Karakoc F., Dagli E., Dagli T. E.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY, cilt.73, sa.7, ss.963-967, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 73 Konu: 7
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2009.03.021
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.963-967


Objective: Foreign body aspiration (FBA) is a serious problem in children. While bronchoscopy should be performed in all patients with aspiration; patients without aspiration should be carefully excluded to avoid an unnecessary bronchoscopy. In this study we analyzed the details of our series, complication rates and compared the diagnostic findings between patients with an aspirated FB and those without. We also calculated the sensitivities, specificities, positive predictive values and negative predictive values of clinical history, symptoms, physical examination findings and radiological findings in patients with suspected FBA (sFBA). Finally, we evaluated the validity of our bronchoscopy indications in these patients.