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Magnet Balls Stuck to the Frenulum of the Lip.
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PMID:  24135504     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: Accidents associated with magnets as foreign bodies pose a serious threat to the health of children and adolescents. Prompt management and removal of the magnet is important to avoid life-threatening complications.
OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to highlight an unusual health hazard associated with magnets in children.
CASE REPORT: We report on a unique case of an adolescent girl who presented with two magnet balls stuck to the frenulum of her upper lip, resulting in intense pain and discomfort. The magnets were removed painlessly by induced magnetism through metallic mosquito forceps.
CONCLUSIONS: As children experiment with toys and products containing detachable magnetic balls, more cases will likely present to emergency departments. Increased awareness and preventive measures should be undertaken to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with magnets.
Noah P Kondamudi; Ayush Gupta; Ranbir Kaur
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-10-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of emergency medicine     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0736-4679     ISO Abbreviation:  J Emerg Med     Publication Date:  2013 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-10-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8412174     Medline TA:  J Emerg Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey.
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