Removal of ingested metallic foreign bodies from children by orogastric magnetic tube


Gurpinar A., Kilic N., Dogruyol H.

MINIMALLY INVASIVE THERAPY & ALLIED TECHNOLOGIES, vol.6, pp.469-471, 1997 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

Abstract

Fifteen patients with cases of metallic foreign bodies in the oesophagus and stomach were referred for fluoroscopic removal by a magnet coupled to an orogastric tube. Removal was successful in all 15 cases. No fluoroscopic removal by a magnet coupled to an complications: occurred and no patients required hospital admission, endoscopic or surgical intervention, or general anaesthesia. The authors conclude that orogastric magnet removal is a minimally invasive and well-tolerated method and an alternative to endoscopic or surgical removal.