Ingested magnets: The force within

Ee Tein Tay, Gerard Weinberg, Terry L. Levin

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Abstract

Foreign body ingestion is a common occurrence in children. Morbidity associated with ingestion is rare and is dependent on the type of foreign body ingested. We report a case of a 9-year-old boy who developed intestinal obstruction and perforation following ingestion of magnetic-backed earrings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)466-467
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric Emergency Care
Volume20
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2004

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Keywords

  • Foreign body
  • Intestinal obstruction
  • Magnet ingestion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Nursing(all)
  • Emergency Medicine

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Ingested magnets : The force within. / Tay, Ee Tein; Weinberg, Gerard; Levin, Terry L.

In: Pediatric Emergency Care, Vol. 20, No. 7, 07.2004, p. 466-467.

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Tay, ET, Weinberg, G & Levin, TL 2004, 'Ingested magnets: The force within', Pediatric Emergency Care, vol. 20, no. 7, pp. 466-467. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.pec.0000134926.03030.a7
Tay, Ee Tein ; Weinberg, Gerard ; Levin, Terry L. / Ingested magnets : The force within. In: Pediatric Emergency Care. 2004 ; Vol. 20, No. 7. pp. 466-467.
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