Case report: Cola can stay-tab ingestion in an 8-year-old boy

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Karabulut R., Soenmez K., Turkyilmaz Z., Basaklar A. C.

HONG KONG JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, vol.16, no.4, pp.265-266, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Foreign body ingestion is a common problem in children. The most commonly ingested objects are coins, toy parts, bones, pins, and disc batteries. The radiolucency of the pull-tabs or stay-tabs of Cola cans constitutes another difficulty. In cases with ingested Cola can stay-tabs, as was in our patient, diagnosis should be confirmed at least by oesophagogram to avoid potential complications. (Hong Kong 2009;16:265-266)