Home|Journals Follow on Twitter| Subscribe to List

Directory for Medical Articles
 

Open Access

1

RMJ. 2011; 36(2): 83-85


Surgical intervention for swallowed gastrointestinal foreign bodies in adults

Said Mohammed Jarbou.

Abstract
Objective
The aim of our study was to present our experience in dealing with a group of complicated accidentally swallowed foreign bodies (FBs) that need surgical treatment.
Methods
From 2003-2008 we treated five adult patients who presented with complications after FB ingestion. These cases were dealt with in the hospitals of The Royal Medical Services in Jordan and in field.
Results
The complications treated were perforation of bowel in two cases, intestinal obstruction two cases and migration of FB (needle) to the liver one case. The preoperative diagnosis was achieved only in the last case.
Conclusion
The complications of the ingested FBs increased when they were sharp, pointed or large, and because it usually happened unnoticed by the patient. Thus, preoperative diagnosis is difficult, despite the wide range of imaging methods used. Complications are usually dealt with during operation especially when the FB is radiolucent. (Rawal Med J 2011;36:83-85).

Key words: Foreign body ingestion, intestinal perforation.



Share this Article


Advertisement
Oxidants and Antioxidants in Medical Science

SUBMIT YOUR ARTICLE NOW


ScopeMed Home
Follow ScopeMed on Twitter
BiblioCAM
Article Tools
eJPort Journal Hosting
About ScopeMed
License Information
Terms & Conditions
Privacy Policy
Suggest a Journal
Publisher Login
Contact Us

The articles in Scopemed are open access articles licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.
ScopeMed is a Database Service for Scientific Publications. Copyright ScopeMed Information Services.
Scopemed Buttons