Swallowed Object Evaluation
The evaluation of a swallowed foreign body begins with a history and physical exam.
The physical exam in someone with a is usually normal.
Physical findings in someone with a swallowed foreign body may include:
Tests that may be used to evaluate a swallowed foreign body may include:
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