Pacifier-induced bowel obstruction-not so soothing

Holly L. Neville, Jorge Huaco, Michael Vigoda, Juan E. Sola

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Pacifiers are nearly ubiquitous among children in the United States, and although safety regulations exist, the responsibility to choose and maintain a safe pacifier generally falls on the parents, many of whom are unaware of potential hazards. We report a case of a complete bowel obstruction because of an ingested pacifier nipple and recommend increased awareness among practitioners as well as education of parents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e13-e15
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2008


  • Laparoscopy
  • Obstruction
  • Pacifier
  • Pediatric
  • Safety

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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