Sci Rep 2020 03 6;10(1):4273. Epub 2020 Mar 6.
Department of Emergency Medicine, The First Affiliated Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, 310003, Zhejiang, People's Republic of China.
This single-center retrospective study aims to investigate the clinical features of esophageal foreign bodies (EFBs) and determine the influence of EFB shapes on management and prognosis. A total of 427 patients aged 13 to 95 years with suspected EFB ingestion were enrolled between January 2013 and June 2018, 183 of whom were male. EFBs were divided into six shapes: pin (n = 161), sheet (n = 97), trident (n = 51), spindle (n = 66), irregular (n = 46), and sphere (n = 6). Read More