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A case of multiple interventions for foreign body ingestion in a mentally challenged patient

Wojciech Szczęsny, Stanisław Dąbrowiecki, Aleksandra Kasperowicz-Dąbrowiecka, Adrian Reśliński, Jakub Szmytkowski
Chirurgia Polska 2008;10(3-4):189-193.

open access

Vol 10, No 3-4 (2008)
Aktualności
Published online: 2009-05-06

Abstract

A case of multiple surgical, conservative and endoscopic interventions for foreign body ingestion in a mentally challenged patient is presented. During numerous hospitalizations, the patient underwent laparotomy for bowel perforation, as well as upper alimentary tract endoscopies and conservative management. During one of her hospital stays, she choked, requiring resuscitation and developed pneumothorax requiring chest drainage. It is quite safe to assume that numerous foreign bodies were passed spontaneously. The authors have decided to present this case due to the multiplicity of the interventions, as well as the occurrence of life-threatening complications. A review of the available literature on the problem of the diagnostics and treatment of alimentary tract foreign bodies has also been presented.

Abstract

A case of multiple surgical, conservative and endoscopic interventions for foreign body ingestion in a mentally challenged patient is presented. During numerous hospitalizations, the patient underwent laparotomy for bowel perforation, as well as upper alimentary tract endoscopies and conservative management. During one of her hospital stays, she choked, requiring resuscitation and developed pneumothorax requiring chest drainage. It is quite safe to assume that numerous foreign bodies were passed spontaneously. The authors have decided to present this case due to the multiplicity of the interventions, as well as the occurrence of life-threatening complications. A review of the available literature on the problem of the diagnostics and treatment of alimentary tract foreign bodies has also been presented.
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Keywords

alimentary tract foreign bodies; diagnostics; treatment; complications

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Title

A case of multiple interventions for foreign body ingestion in a mentally challenged patient

Journal

Chirurgia Polska (Polish Surgery)

Issue

Vol 10, No 3-4 (2008)

Pages

189-193

Published online

2009-05-06

Bibliographic record

Chirurgia Polska 2008;10(3-4):189-193.

Keywords

alimentary tract foreign bodies
diagnostics
treatment
complications

Authors

Wojciech Szczęsny
Stanisław Dąbrowiecki
Aleksandra Kasperowicz-Dąbrowiecka
Adrian Reśliński
Jakub Szmytkowski

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