A rare case of ingestion of unusual foreign body in an adolescent girl

Latha GS, Mallikarjun GP, Veeresh Babu, Kishan Ashok Bhagwath


Foreign body ingestion is a frequently encountered problem in the paediatric age group as an emergency. It is known that 80-90% ingested foreign body pass through gastrointestinal tract spontaneously without any complications. Only 0-2% may need endoscopic intervention and hardly less than 1% may end in need of surgery. A case of 16 year old adolescent girl presents with history of intentional ingestion of multiple bangle pieces. This case report highlights the rarest consumption of foreign body ingestion with suicidal intention, from rural area. The case shows close monitoring and conservative management in unharmful small objects (usually <2 cm) gives good outcome without surgical or invasive procedures.


Foreign body ingestion, Paediatric

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