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Importance of Trendelenburg position in the posterior nasal cavity foreign body

Author(s): Emine AYDIN | Filiz AYDOĞAN | Eren TAŞTAN | Davut TEPE | Münir DEMİRCİ

Journal: Turkish Journal of Emergency Medicine
ISSN 1304-7361

Volume: 8;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 41;
Date: 2008;

Keywords: Child | preschool | emergency service | hospital | foreign bodies/therapy | Trendelenburg position.

It is not uncommon that a children presenting with intranasal foreign boy to emergency departments and ear nose throat clinics. These foreign bodies are usually located accidentally and rarely by inhalation. This is a situation that requires urgent intervention. General anesthesia is preferred for non-cooperative children with foreign bodies located in the posterior nasal cavity. Aspiration of the foreign body during the preparation of general anesthesia may occur and it may be resulted with respiratory obstruction may occur. The aim of this paper is to mention that Trendelenburg position can be preferred to minimize the bronchial aspiration risk during general anesthesia.
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