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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Gastric Perforation Due To Foreign Body Ingestion: A Case Report [perfuração Gástrica Pela Ingestão De Corpos Estranhos: Relato De Caso]
Author: Junior Jr. J.D.C.
Lima G.B.P.
Sempionato L.R.F.
Da Silva A.V.
Rodricues J.H.L.
Badotti R.
Abstract: Background: Foreign body ingestion is a common clinical complaint and most of swallowed objects pass spontaneously through the alimentary tract. Gastric perforation by foreign body ingestion is rare and occurs in less than 1% of the cases. Aim: The aim of this study is to report a case of gastric perforation by foreign body ingestion. Case report: A thirty-one year old man presented with severe abdominal pain, abdominal distension, and peritonitis. X-ray showed pneumoperitoneum. The patient was submitted to laparotomy and 4 toothbrushes were removed through gastric perforation followed by gastric suture. The patient developed gastrocutaneous fistula and abdominal abscesses, requiring other surgical procedures. One year after the first event, the patient showed another toothbrush swallowing episode, however without acute abdominal signs. The prompt removal of the object was performed by gastrotomy and recovered uneventfully. Conclusion: Early endoscopic or surgical removal of gastric and duodenum foreign bodies lessen the risk of gastrointestinal perforation.
Rights: fechado
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Date Issue: 2008
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