Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology

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Year
: 2000  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 84--86

Swallowed foreign body: Is interventional management always required?


Gharamah Yahya Al Shehri, Talal Abdullah Al Malki, Mohammed Yahya Al Shehri, Oluwole Gbolagunte Ajao, Suleiman Abdulaziz Jastaniah, Kamal Sidiq Haroon, Mohammed Makram Mahfouz, Mubarak Mohammed Al Shraim 
 Department of Surgery, Asir Central Hospital, Abha, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Gharamah Yahya Al Shehri
Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, King Khalid University, P.O. Box 641, Abha
Saudi Arabia

A retrospective study of 20 cases diagnosed as «DQ»swallowed foreign body«DQ» seen over a five-year period (July 1993-June 1998) at Asir Central Hospital was performed. Six (30%) were children and 14 (70%) adults. In the children, five were boys and one was a girl. Objects swallowed included metal nails. coins, hair pins and a chain pendant. In the adult group, eight (57%) were males and six (43%) females. Objects swallowed included sewing needles, sharp blades, pieces of glass, paper clips and gravel. The swallowed foreign body in all the patients passed innocuously through the gastrointestinal tract in two to ten (average 4.7) days. Our method of treatment consisted of giving high fiber diet, Metamucil or lactulose and liquid paraffin. There was no mortality.


How to cite this article:
Al Shehri GY, Al Malki TA, Al Shehri MY, Ajao OG, Jastaniah SA, Haroon KS, Mahfouz MM, Al Shraim MM. Swallowed foreign body: Is interventional management always required?.Saudi J Gastroenterol 2000;6:84-86


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Al Shehri GY, Al Malki TA, Al Shehri MY, Ajao OG, Jastaniah SA, Haroon KS, Mahfouz MM, Al Shraim MM. Swallowed foreign body: Is interventional management always required?. Saudi J Gastroenterol [serial online] 2000 [cited 2021 Dec 7 ];6:84-86
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