Save the children from gastric and intestinal perforation secondary to small magnet ingestion by educating families with the help of pediatricians

Manoochehr Karjoo, Alexander Dragnich, Sara Karjoo, Qurratul Ann Warsi

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Abstract

The ingestion of foreign bodies is a comprehensive problem affecting the pediatric population, especially under 5 years of age. The ingestion of 2 or more magnets may lead to their attraction over planes of intervening soft tissue with enough force to cause significant complications including obstruction, fistula formation or even perforation. This case series report have documented the cases of 4 children age 2-9 years, who have experienced a variety of complications from magnet ingestion. Included are the cases of a 2 years old boy and 9 years old girl with bowel perforation, a 7 years old boy with mucosal erosion, and a 4 years old boy who underwent magnet retrieval before complications arose.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4449-4455
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Pediatrics
Volume5
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

Keywords

  • Children
  • Foreign body ingestion
  • Intestinal perforation
  • Magnet ingestion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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