Have you always wondered what to do when you or a loved one have swallowed a Lego figurine head? We’ve all been there, right?
All things must pass – including Lego figurine heads – but how long will it take? Luckily there is a recently published international, multicentre trial that provides some answers.
Our Christmas paper is Tagg et al’s Everything is awesome: Don’t forget the Lego. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. Early view.
T1: What do you think of the approach/methodology of this month’s paper? Would you agree with their conclusions?
T2: What is your experience with imaging ingested foreign bodies (FBs)? What is the most surprising ingested FB you’ve encountered? (If you’re posting images – remember no patient identifiers!)
T3: Speaking of work… (festive segue)…. tell us how your department is celebrating!
- Bristol Stool Scale (Wikipedia)
- Foreign body ingestion: Children like to put objects in their mouth. World Journal of Pediatrics. 6(4), 301-10
- Why doctors are eating Lego (BBC News)
Times: Vancouver 12pm/Edmonton 1pm/Toronto 3pm/UK 8pm/Sydney 7am (14th)/Auckland 9am (14th)
This December vote for your favourite MRJC chat from last year in our first annual awards!
1. Most impactful blog (most read)
2. Favourite chat (you vote!)
- January: Patients & Social Media
- March: Graduated rads, fit for purpose?
- April: Mental Health
- August: Radiography assistants
3. Best gif (we decide!)
Prizes and major bragging rights to the winners!