Accidental ingestion of a pen in an adolescent girl

Sapmaz F., Aslan M. K. , Guenal Y. D. , Boybeyi Ö. , Kalkan I. H. , Gueliter S.

CHIRURGIA-ITALY, cilt.29, ss.21-23, 2016 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 29 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.21-23


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.