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Chirurgia 2016 Febbraio;29(1):21-3

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Accidental ingestion of a pen in an adolescent girl

Ferdane SAPMAZ 1, Mustafa K. ASLAN 2, Yasemin DERE GÜNAL 2, Özlem BOYBEYİ 2, İsmail H. KALKAN 1, Sefa GÜLİTER 1

1 Department of Gastroenterology, Kırıkkale University Faculty of Medicine, Kırıkkale, Turkey; 2 Department of Pediatric Surgery, Kırıkkale University Faculty of Medicine, Kırıkkale, Turkey


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Foreign body ingestion is a common problem in pediatric population with a peak incidence between 6 months and 6 years. Adolescents, however, are more likely to swallow or insert foreign bodies intentionally as a risk-taking behavior, a bid for attention, or under the influence of drugs or alcohol. In this paper we report the case of an adolescent girl who accidentally ingested a pen, which was successfully removed with endoscopy.

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