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A Rare Case of Gastrointestinal Tract Foreign Body; Glassy Stomach

By Mohsen Ebrahimi, Jafar Malmir, Azadeh Mahmoudi Gharaee and Mahdi Foroughian

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<p>Ingestion of foreign bodies is common and conservative treatment can eliminated most particlesfrom the gastrointestinal tractunless peritoneal signs appear. A 22-year-old man presented to emergency department who had ingested glass particles of a crushed beverage bottle. He complained of epigastric and periumbilical pain. Physical examination did not revealany peritoneal signs. Abdominal X-ray showed stomach full of small glass particles. Conservative treatment, without any surgical intervention,resulted insafely eliminating glass particlesin this patient.</p

Topics: Foreign bodies, glass, gastrointestinal tract, emergencies, case management, Medical emergencies. Critical care. Intensive care. First aid, RC86-88.9
Publisher: Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
Year: 2016
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