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Foreign Body Syndrome

Dil Mohd Makhdoomi Mohsin Ali Gazi Jalal Din Parah
Vol 2(3), 48-52

A gastric foreign body is any item, either food or nonfood material, that is present in the stomach and does not pass into the small intestine or is vomited. The typical foreign body is a metallic object, such as a piece of wire or a nail or trichobezoar & phytobezors. Inappetence, vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, or abdominal pains are the frequently encountered clinical sign. Abdominal x-rays, Routine laboratory tests and an abdominal ultrasound remains gold standard of the diagnosis. Some foreign bodies located in the stomach may be retrieved with the use of an endoscope; however, most require surgical abdominal exploration and removal.

Keywords : Foreign body etiology clinical sign treatment

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