23 November 2020

Clinical Takeaway: Kids eating magnets

Clinical Paediatrics

Dr David Lim speaks to Emergency Paediatrician Dr Ruth Barker about the best way to handle this increasingly common scenario.

In this episode:

– Small, powerful magnets are now widely available and ingestions are increasingly common
– Do a neck to pelvis X-ray – standard abdominal or KUB X-ray is not enough
– Long term issues such as stenosis and adhesions in oesophagus and bowel need to be watched

Host: Dr David Lim, GP

Guest: Dr Ruth Barker, Emergency Paediatrician; Director, Queensland Injury Surveillance Unit

Total time: 44 mins

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