Delayed complete gastric outlet obstruction due to a dinner fork: report of a case

Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg. 2010 Jul;16(4):376-8.


Ingestion of foreign bodies can be a common problem especially among children, alcoholics, psychiatric patients, and senile patients, but ingestion of a metallic dinner fork is uncommon. Foreign bodies with smooth edges usually do not pose significant problems, but a sharp foreign object that is not retrieved at the earliest may penetrate the wall and cause complications. Ingested foreign bodies usually pass the intestinal tract without problems, and perforation occurs in less than 1%. In this paper, a case of rare gastric outlet obstruction due to a dinner fork, which was ingested 25 days before, is reported.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abdominal Pain / etiology
  • Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal
  • Foreign Bodies / diagnostic imaging
  • Foreign Bodies / surgery*
  • Gastric Outlet Obstruction / diagnostic imaging
  • Gastric Outlet Obstruction / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Radiography
  • Stomach / surgery*
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Young Adult