Unusual gastric foreign body: A case report

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

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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