Ear Nose Throat J 2021 Jun 10:1455613211023019. Epub 2021 Jun 10.
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 117747Yantai Yuhuangding Hospital, Qingdao University, Yantai, Shandong, China.
Objective: To analyze the factors influencing the diagnosis and treatment of tracheobronchial foreign bodies (TFBs) in children.
Methods: The clinical data of 300 consecutive children with suspected TFBs who were admitted to our department between January 2016 and December 2019 were retrospectively collected, including demographics, diagnosis, history of foreign body inhalation, preoperative chest computed tomography (CT) findings, duration of foreign body retention, time from admission to operation, operation duration, duration of hospitalization, and complications.
Results: Among the 300 cases, the male:female ratio was 193:107, and the age range was 6 months to 12 years (median age: 19 months). Read More