Journal of Surgery

ISSN: [Jurnalul de chirurgie]
ISSN: 1584-9341

Open Access

NFHA Dalek

Department of Surgery, Hospital Sultanah Nur Zahirah, Jalan Sultan Mahmud, Terengganu, Malaysia

  • Research   
    Accidental Ingestion of Foreign Bodies in Children: Experience from Developing Countries
    Author(s): M Rohaizak*, RA Mukhlis and NFHA Dalek

    Introduction: Accidental ingestion of foreign bodies in children is uncommon, regardless of whether in the developed or underdeveloped countries. Reports in the United States show that the most common object is a coin. The majority of the patients are asymptomatic. As the patients are asymptomatic, most of the patients were treated conservatively as the foreign bodies pass out spontaneously. In certain cases, an endoscopy is needed to retrieve the objects. This study illustrates the experience in managing the condition in a developing country. Methods: This is a retrospective study looking into the management of accidental foreign body ingestion in the local hospital. A computer search was made into the hospital database searching for a diagnosis of foreign body ingestion between April 2017 to May 2018. The parameters of the patients were re.. Read More»

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