Diagnosis and Management of a Postpyloric Foreign Body Causing Small Bowel Obstruction in an Infant

Victoria Bradford, Marissa Vadi, Harmony Carter

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Abstract

Foreign body ingestion is a common occurrence in the pediatric population and most ingestions resolve with little morbidity. Although radiopaque objects are easily identified on biplane radiographs, radiolucent objects may elude detection, delaying diagnosis. We report a case of a healthy 10-month-old infant who presented with a 5-day history of postprandial vomiting and imaging consistent with small bowel obstruction. On exploratory laparotomy, she was discovered to have a postpyloric foreign body requiring removal through an enterotomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Medicine Insights: Case Reports
Volume10
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 4 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Foreign body ingestion
  • pediatrics
  • small bowel obstruction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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