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Karthikeyan V.S.,Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research | Ansari M.G.,Sri Venkateshwaraa Medical College Hospital and Research Center | Suresh R.,Sri Venkateshwaraa Medical College Hospital and Research Center | Easwaran B.,Sri Venkateshwaraa Medical College Hospital and Research Center Pondicherry
BMJ Case Reports | Year: 2015

Foreign body (FB) ingestion is a common problem in children. Up to 90% of these FBs pass spontaneously. FBs reaching the stomach usually pass out spontaneously. Exceptions to this spontaneous passage include a long FB that cannot cross the pylorus, duodenum or ileocaecal junction. We present a case of a 9-year boy who accidentally ingested a long paper pin, which spontaneously passed in 26 h. This case is being reported to highlight the successful spontaneous passage of a 4 cm long sharp foreign body in a child. © Copyright 2015 BMJ Publishing Group. All rights reserved. Source

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