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Case Rep Gastroenterol. 2010 Sep 20;4(3):393-396.

Endoscopic Removal of an Unusual Foreign Body Causing Gastrointestinal Bleeding.

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Department of Gastroenterology, Erciyes University Faculty of Medicine, Kayseri, Turkey.


Foreign body ingestion is a condition more common in the pediatric population than in adults. In adults, although foreign body ingestion can be well tolerated, approximately 10-20% of patients require endoscopic intervention. Delayed diagnosis and unremoved foreign bodies can cause serious and fatal complications including perforation, fistula and gastrointestinal bleeding. Here we report a patient with bleeding duodenal ulcer thought to be initiated by a large foreign body.

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