Fidget Spinner Ingestions

A recent study (PT Reeves et al. J Pediatr 2018; 197: 275-9) reviews 3 new cases of fidget spinner ingestion; there had already been 13 cases reported to Consumer Product Safety Risk Management System since 2016.

Key points:

  • “If the object is located within the esophagus, urgent endoscopic retrieval is indicated in some cases, specifically if the object is sharp; has electromagnetic capabilities…)eg. batteries, magnets, light-emitting diodes); or fails to pass into the stomach after 24 hours; or the patient cannot tolerate oral secretions.”
  • The article recommends using the NASPGHAN foreign bodies guidelines (link below)

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