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Ballpoint pen ingestion in a 2-year-old child.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21792786     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
A 2-year-old girl ingested a ballpoint pen, which was found on chest x-ray to have lodged in the lower esophagus and stomach. The pen, which measured nearly 15 cm in length, was removed via rigid esophagoscopy without complication. To the best of our knowledge, this is the longest nonflexible foreign body ingested by a young child ever reported in the English-language literature. We describe the presentation of this case and the current guidelines for safety as enumerated in the Small Parts Regulations established by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Anaïs Rameau; Sumeet M Anand; Lily H Nguyen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ear, nose, & throat journal     Volume:  90     ISSN:  1942-7522     ISO Abbreviation:  Ear Nose Throat J     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-07-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7701817     Medline TA:  Ear Nose Throat J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E20-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, The Montreal Children's Hospital, McGill University Health Centre, 2300 Tupper St., Room B-240, Montreal, QC H3H 1P3, Canada.
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