Heart-shaped foreign body in the stomach

Case contributed by Dr Andressa Wiltgen

Presentation

Swollen a foreign body

Patient Data

Age: 3 years
Gender: Female

Hearted - shaped foreign body in the stomach projection. 

The image showed the object that was withdrawn by upper digestive endoscopy.

Case Discussion

Foreign bodies are uncommon and most ingested pass through the gastrointestinal tract without problems. In some cases, ingested foreign bodies can cause bowel obstruction or perforation. Most patients that ingest objects are children, as in the case, emotionally disturbed persons, and others. 

In this case, the child was submitted to upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and the foreign body was withdrawn without complications. 

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Case information

rID: 88303
Published: 1st Apr 2021
Last edited: 2nd Apr 2021
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded
Institution: Hospital Geral de Caxias do Sul

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