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Jan 30, 2017

This episode of CRACKCast covers Rosen’s Chapter 60, Foreign Bodies. This episode covers an approach to foreign bodies, including location specific tips, complications and safe removal in the ED.

  1. Describe your approach to Ocular FB
  2. What is Seidel Sign?
  3. List indirect signs of FB on Xray
  4. List complications of ear FB
  5. Describe the process of anesthesia of the ear and preparation for FB removal
  6. Describe 5 techniques for removal of FB from ear
  7. Describe the management of TM perforation secondary to FB
  8. Describe 5 techniques for removal of FB from nose
  9. Describe a step-wise approach to pediatric FB airway obstruction
  10. List 7 symptoms of Esophageal FB
  11. List 8 complications of esophageal FB
  12. List 4 complications specific to button battery ingestions
  13. List indications for removal of esophageal FBs
  14. List 4 removal techniques of esophageal FB
  15. List 5 techniques for management of food bolus and their mechanism of action
  16. List the criteria for continued expectant management for intestinal FB
  17. Describe the stepwise management of a Rectal FB



  1. What is the safe dose of topical anesthetics?
  2. How do you test the radiolucency of an object?
  3. What is a Cafe Coronary? What is Penetration Syndrome?
  4. Differentiate Body stuffing from Body Packing