Endoscopic Removal of 15 Gastrointestinal Foreign Bodies

APSP J Case Rep. 2015 Sep 1;6(3):28. eCollection Sep-Dec 2015.


Foreign body ingestion occurs commonly in children, elderly, mentally impaired or alcoholic, and psychiatric patients. We present a 15-year-old boy with mental retardation and uncontrolled psychiatric disorder admitted to the hospital with abdominal and chest pain. He was diagnosed with foreign body ingestion and 15 foreign objects, including a sharp knife, were successfully removed endoscopically by using an over-tube.

Keywords: Endoscopy; Foreign body ingestion; Over-tube; Psychiatric disorder.

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  • Case Reports