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Endoscopic retrieval of 28 foreign bodies in a 100-year-old female after attempted suicide.
|Title||Endoscopic retrieval of 28 foreign bodies in a 100-year-old female after attempted suicide.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Authors||Li Q-P, Ge X-X, Ji G-Z, Fan Z-N, Zhang F-M, Wang Y, Miao L|
|Journal||World journal of gastroenterology : WJG|
|Date Published||2013 Jul 7|
Foreign body ingestion is a common emergency situation in children with one or a few objects having been ingested. Here we report our experience using endoscopic retrieval in a female centenarian with dyspnea and foreign bodies in the esophagus. She attempted suicide by swallowing 26 coins and two other foreign bodies. A gastroscope was used to remove all foreign bodies in the lower esophagus. In total, 26 coins, one ferrous ring and one cylindrical plastic object were retrieved. To our knowledge, this is the first clinical report on retrieval of so many foreign bodies in a single case.
|Alternate Journal||World J. Gastroenterol.|