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Citation

Hryhorczuk A, Lee EY, Eisenberg RL. AJR Am. J. Roentgenol. 2013; 201(1): W1-W8.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2013, American Roentgen Ray Society)

DOI

10.2214/AJR.12.8528

PMID

unavailable

Abstract

Among ingested foreign bodies, magnets merit special attention because of the specific complications that may occur when children ingest multiple magnets (Fig. 12). If a child consumes multiple magnets, there is a risk of bowel obstruction and perforation caused by magnets in distant loops of bowel that may adhere together. If this occurs, the child is at risk for volvulus and perforation secondary to pressure necrosis at the site of magnet adherence. Because of this risk, it is imperative that patients who have ingested magnets receive close clinical follow-up as well as early endoscopic removal or surgical intervention if there are signs of bowel obstruction or peritonitis.


Read More: https://www.ajronline.org/doi/full/10.2214/AJR.12.8528


Keywords: Multiple magnet ingestion


Language: en

Keywords

bowel obstructions; pediatrics

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