Intentional foreign object ingestions: need for endoscopy and surgery.

TitleIntentional foreign object ingestions: need for endoscopy and surgery.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsDalal PP, Otey AJ, McGonagle EA, Whitmill ML, Levine EJ, McKimmie RL, Thomas AC, Cook CH, Papadimos TJ, Reilley TE, Bergese SD, Steinberg SM, Stawicki SPA, Evans DC
JournalThe Journal of surgical research
Volume184
Issue1
Pagination145-9
Date Published2013 Sep
Abstract

Intentional ingestion of foreign objects (IIFO) is common in the incarcerated population. This study was undertaken in order to better define clinical patterns of IIFO among prisoners. We sought to determine factors associated with the need for endoscopic and surgical therapy for IIFO.

DOI10.1371/journal.pone.0072920
Alternate JournalJ. Surg. Res.