Alleged Nail Ingestion: How and When to Intervene

Ahmad Fardi, Sulaiman and Ikhwan Sani, Mohamad and Syed Hassan, Syed Aziz (2014) Alleged Nail Ingestion: How and When to Intervene. Scholars Journal of Medical Case Reports SAS, 2 (2). pp. 80-82. ISSN 2347-6559

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Foreign body (FB) ingestion is a common situation which we are dealing nowdays. We presented as case of nail ingestion by a 19 year-old young gentleman. Urgent endoscopy procedure shows high successful rate in retrieving the FBs, but surgical approach is justified in case of failed endoscopic removal of sharp FBs like nails to prevent intestinal perforation and other complications due to unpredictable migration of FBs.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Foreign body (FB), ingestion, nail ingestion, endoscopic removal, surgical removal
Subjects: R Medicine > RD Surgery
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Rafidah M.Saaid
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2022 08:10
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2022 08:10

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