Small bowel perforation secondary to accidental magnetic objects ingestion: (Two pediatric cases report)

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Background :  Foreign bodies ingestion is considered as a common pediatric problem, it is mostly encountred in infants between 6months and 2 years. Ingestion of magnets was documented in only few reports.

 Case report:We report two uncommon cases of  bowel perforations owing to magnets ingestion. Patients were respectively aged of 10 months and 20 months .they were successfully managed.  

   conclusion:Once ingested, magnetic objects would attach each other through intestinal wall leading subsequently to intestinal necrosis. Thus their surgical removal is unavoidable.


Emergency,ingestion,Intestinal perforation,magnet

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