Duodenal Perforation by an Ingested Nail
Cihan Bedel 1, Önder Tomruk 1, Sadiye Yolcu 2, Levent Albayrak 2 *
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1 Suleyman Demirel University, Department of Emergency Medicine, Isparta/Turkey2 Bozok University, Department of Emergency Medicine, Yozgat/Turkey* Corresponding Author


Foreign body ingestion is a rare gastrointestinal entity in adults. Foreign bodies generally do not cause any complications and pass through the gastrointestinal tract spontaneously within a week. 10%-20% of them need endoscopic management, and about 1% of them require surgery. In adults, foreign body ingestion can also occur, especially in people with intellectual disabilities, alcoholics, and in those without teeth, but it also can result from accidental swallowing. We present a case of foreign bodies ingestion by a mentally retarded patient with perforation of duodenum.


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Article Type: Case Report

J Clin Exp Invest, 2018, Volume 9, Issue 3, 135-136


Publication date: 23 Sep 2018

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