J Korean Assoc Pediatr Surg.  1996 Jun;2(1):42-45. 10.13029/jkaps.1996.2.1.42.

Unusual Gastrointestinal Complications due to Foreign Body Ingestion

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  • 1Department of Surgery, Catholic University Medical College, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Children tend to ingest foreign bodies. The majority present in children between the ages of 6 months and 3 years. We experienced 2 cases of unusual gastrointestinal complications caused by ingested foreign bodies. First case was a 10-month-old male with intestinal perforation due to two pieces of ingested magnetic beads. Second case was a 7-month-old girl with esophageal stricture due to an ingested particle of plastic toy.

Keyword

Foreign body ingestion; Gastrointestinal perforation; Esophageal stricture
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