Spectacles in Stomach: A Case of Successful Endoscopic Removal
Ingestion of foreign bodies is a common reason for emergency visit. The ingested objects include batteries, needles,dentures, coins, sharps etc. Radiolucency and the length of the objects are important factors that affect their management. Long objects over 10 cm are less likely to pass through the duodenal curve. Sharp object that is not retrieved at the earliest may penetrate the wall and cause complications. We present here a challenging case of a middle aged psychiatric patient who swallowed long and sharp arms of her spectacles that were successfully retrieved endoscopically.
Keywords: foreign body; spectacles; stomach.
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