A Rare Case of Gastrointestinal Tract Foreign Body; Glassy Stomach
Vol. 5 No. 1 (2017),
11 January 2017
Ingestion of foreign bodies is common and conservative treatment can eliminated most particlesfrom the gastrointestinal tractunless peritoneal signs appear. A 22-year-old man presented to emergency department who had ingested glass particles of a crushed beverage bottle. He complained of epigastric and periumbilical pain. Physical examination did not revealany peritoneal signs. Abdominal X-ray showed stomach full of small glass particles. Conservative treatment, without any surgical intervention,resulted insafely eliminating glass particlesin this patient.
- Foreign bodies
- gastrointestinal tract
- case management
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