Unusual gastric foreign body

A case report

W. M. Kuzon, C. A. McFadyen, Frederick L Moffat

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Abstract

Ingestion of foreign bodies, either intentionally or accidentally, is quite common. The authors report an unusual case in which a 32-year-old man deliberately assembled a large metallic aggregate in his stomach by swallowing magnets and coins in order to relieve epigastric discomfort. The collection was retrieved by laparotomy and gastrotomy; a gastric ulcer was also found and it was oversewn. Management of this patient is discussed and the principles of treatment for ingested foreign bodies are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)413-417
Number of pages5
JournalCanadian Journal of Surgery
Volume31
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988
Externally publishedYes

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Foreign Bodies
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Magnets
Stomach Ulcer
Deglutition
Laparotomy
Eating
Therapeutics

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Kuzon, W. M., McFadyen, C. A., & Moffat, F. L. (1988). Unusual gastric foreign body: A case report. Canadian Journal of Surgery, 31(6), 413-417.

Unusual gastric foreign body : A case report. / Kuzon, W. M.; McFadyen, C. A.; Moffat, Frederick L.

In: Canadian Journal of Surgery, Vol. 31, No. 6, 01.01.1988, p. 413-417.

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Kuzon, WM, McFadyen, CA & Moffat, FL 1988, 'Unusual gastric foreign body: A case report', Canadian Journal of Surgery, vol. 31, no. 6, pp. 413-417.
Kuzon, W. M. ; McFadyen, C. A. ; Moffat, Frederick L. / Unusual gastric foreign body : A case report. In: Canadian Journal of Surgery. 1988 ; Vol. 31, No. 6. pp. 413-417.
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