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, vol.29, no.1, pp.21-23, 2016 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Journal Name: CHIRURGIA-ITALY
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.21-23
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


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.