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Ileal perforation induced by a wire from a metal scouring pad in an infant.
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PMID:  21467879     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Foreign body ingestion is a common occurrence in the pediatric population. We present the case of a 1-year-old infant boy who presented with abdominal distention and shock. At laparotomy, he was found to have an ileal perforation caused by a wire from an aluminum scouring pad that his parents were not aware he had ingested. To our knowledge, this is the first case report of a scouring pad-related perforation. This report emphasizes the danger of ingesting fragments of a metal scouring pad and the importance of considering foreign body impaction in the workup of pediatric gastrointestinal perforation.
Jung Lee; Hsun-Chin Chao; Yung-Ching Ming; Chang-Teng Wu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric emergency care     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1535-1815     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Emerg Care     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-06     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8507560     Medline TA:  Pediatr Emerg Care     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  304-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
From the Divisions of *Pediatric Critical Care and Emergency Medicine, †Pediatric Gastroenterology, and ‡Pediatric Surgery, Department of Pediatrics, Chang Gung Children's Hospital, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Taoyuan, Taiwan.
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